Melnick to perform in concert

Mezzo-soprano Marjorie Melnick will perform classical and contemporary songs on Wednesday, March 30 at 8:15 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall.

Melnick will be joined by Department of Music and Dance faculty Christopher Krueger, flute; Estela Olevsky and Nikki Stoia, piano; and Astrid Schween, cello. Melnick will sing works by Mozart, Richard Strauss, Maurice Ravel and Frederick Tillis.

Melnick, who received a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and a master’s degree from The Juilliard School, studied with such artists as Jan de Gaetani, Nicholas di Virgilio, Jean Cox, Anna Reynolds and Norma Newton. She has performed supporting roles in the Zurich Opera and numerous leading roles with Saarbrucken Staatsoper. She has made guest appearances with the opera companies of Mannheim, Kaiserslautern, Passau and Stralsund. Melnick performed recitals and oratorios in Germany and toured Italy and Belgium with the Sinfonietta of Saarbrucken.

Admission is $10 general public and $5 for students, senior citizens and children under 18. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Center Box Office (545-2511) or at the door of Bezanson Recital Hall on March 30.