Brotherhood Closing Dinner: June 11


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We will celebrate another successful year of Brotherhood events during our Closing Dinner on Sunday, June 11, 6 PM. The program will be “Music Made in America – The American Songbook” with pianist Jim Harp and vocalists Kimberly Christie, soprano, and Jason Backwater, baritone.  The cocktail reception will begin at 6 PM with dinner following at 7 PM. The evening will feature performers James Harp, Jason Buckwalter and Kimberly Christie.

Cost: Free for Brotherhood members; $15 per person for guests, all are welcome

RSVP: Fill out the form below by Wednesday, May 31

INFO: Sid Bravmann, 410-952-6352

About James Harp

James Harp is well known in the Baltimore area as a pianist, organist, stage director, singer, composer, lecturer, writer and conductor. He began his musical career at age 7 as a church soloist, and has concertized in Italy, France, Greece, Israel, the Bahamas, and extensively throughout his native Southern United States. Harp is the Artistic Director of the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, where he directs the productions of the Lyric Opera Baltimore as well as directs a significant program of education/outreach programs. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music. He is the Principal Accompanist and Chorus Master for Baltimore Concert Opera since spring of 2009. He also is a coach/accompanist with the Wagner Society of Washington, DC. He is on the opera faculty at the Peabody Conservatory and has additionally taught at the University of Maryland Opera Studio. Knowledgeable in many areas of music, he has lectured extensively on opera in many venues, including the Towson Arts Festival, the Maryland Opera Society, the Biblical Archaeology Society, and the Joy of Opera Series. He is on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Continuing Education where he lectures on the repertoire of the Lyric Opera Baltimore. An aficionado of gardening, theology, genealogy and all things Victorian, he lives in the Bolton Hill neighborhood of Baltimore with his three gregarious pugs, Ginger, Minnie Lee and Otto. Learn more about James Harp here.

About Jason Buckwalter

American baritone, Jason Buckwalter is known for his “super-sized characters” (The Sybaritic Singer) and “theatrical fire.” (Baltimore City Paper)  A native of Landenberg, Pennsylvania, Jason now lives in Baltimore and performs throughout Maryland, Virginia, DC, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Equally comfortable in opera, musical theater, oratorio, and song repertoire, he has performed with a wide variety of companies including the Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera Baltimore, Baltimore Concert Opera, Annapolis Chorale, and the Young Victorian Theatre Company. A seasoned concert performer as well, Jason has performed solos with choirs in Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. He is a regular soloist with the Northern Delaware Oratorio Society where he sang both Brahms' and Mozart's Requiems and Mendelssohn's Elijah. Jason graduated magna cum laude from Susquehanna University and earned his Master of Music degree and Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Conservatory. He was awarded the George Woodhead Prize in Voice and the George Castelle Memorial Award in Voice for his work at Peabody. He is also a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the Pi Kappa Lambda honor society. Learn more about Jason by visiting his website, jasonbuckwalter.com.

About Kimberly Christie

Soprano Kimberly Christie most recently made her solo debut at the Kennedy Center in their "Annual Messiah Sing-A-Long."  She also debuted on the chorus roster of Washington National Opera this season in their production of Bizet's "Carmen."  Kimberly is a versatile singer and performer with opera, concert and musical theater credits alike.  Other credits this season include Carrie (Carousel), Clara (The Light in the Piazza), Sharon (Finian's Rainbow) and soprano soloist for the Poulenc Gloria as well as Beethoven's "Ninth SymphonyPraised by the Washington Post as a singer "...with uninhibited movement and shining vocal abilities", Kimberly performs regularly in the Baltimore and DC areas.  She is on the chorus roster of Lyric Opera Baltimore and is looking forward to returning to the Lyric stage for their production of Gounod's Roméo et Juliette this May.  She is also a seasoned performer in Lyric Opera Baltimore's outreach program, bringing opera and music education to Baltimore city and county schools.  Kimberly holds a Master of Music from Peabody Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music from Rutgers University.  To learn more about Kimberly, hear or watch recordings and find out about upcoming performances, visit kimberlychristie.com.

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