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Mount Vernon Music presents ‘Tribute to Broadway!’

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MOUNT VERNON - Mount Vernon Music will host its “Tribute to Broadway!” on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. in Mount Vernon Music Hall, 402 Leftwich St. at Yates St. in Mt. Vernon. Shelly Irvin, soprano, tenor Elias Traverse and pianist Steven Harlos will perform Broadway favorites and unforgettable tunes from the world of musical theater.

Shelly Irvin hails from Midland. This past summer she worked in Maine singing the children's opera “Little Red's Most Unusual Day.” With the same company, she recently sang a musical review featuring music by Stephen Sondheim. In May, Shelly sang with EnCANTA collective, a group devoted to chamber vocal works, in New York City. Shelly received her master's of music degree from the Manhattan School of Music in May of 2010. In 2008, she earned a bachelor's degree in music from Oberlin Conservatory. She also had the opportunity to perform with the Oberlin.

Shelly currently lives in New York City and regularly performs with the choir at Central Presbyterian Church.

Elias Traverse, tenor, received his bachelor’s of music in vocal performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 2008.

He currently lives in New York City and sings with the choir at Central Presbyterian Church.

Steven Harlos made his solo debut at Lincoln Center in 1986, performing the Gershwin Concerto in F. Known around the world for his sensitivity as a collaborative pianist, he has performed with artists of international stature, including Timofei Dokshutzer, Harvey Phillips, Erick Friedman, and Gervase de Peyer. He has also worked with such diverse entertainers as Marvin Gaye, Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan, Maureen McGovern and Tommy Tune. Steve currently serves as staff keyboardist for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and is chair of the division of keyboard studies at the University of North Texas in Denton.

Tickets are $10 for MVM members, $15 for non-members. Students are admitted free. (Eighth grade and younger must be accompanied by an adult ticket holder.) Memberships in MVM start at $25 and are good for the entire season from June 1 through May 31. For more information call Mount Vernon Music at 903-563-3780, or visit www.mountvernonmusic.org.

Mount Vernon Music is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2006 to further the performance of classical and other fine music in rural East Texas. For more information on the mission and concert schedule of Mount Vernon Music, and about historic Mount Vernon Music Hall, please visit www.mountvernonmusic.org.

 

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