DeKalb Symphony Orchestra concert features Maria Clark – Decaturish
By Ellie Ritter, contributor
The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra will perform their annual free community concert at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Decatur, according to a press release.
In addition to orchestral opera pieces, this year’s free concert will feature opera singer Maria Clark performing famous soprano arias from operas such as Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro”, Puccini’s “Tosca” and “Aida” by Verdi.
According to the release, Clark is famous for his “virtuoso skills of expressive singing through the idioms of opera, oratorio and artistic song, and has been criticized as possessing” the voice of an angel. “
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Much of Clark’s experience is local to Atlanta. She performed with Georgia State University’s “Tales of Hoffman” production and sang with the Atlanta Opera Ensemble in her 2005 production of “Carmen.” According to the release, Clark also participated in the 2008 Atlanta Opera and Opera Comique collaborative production of Porgy and Bess which toured in France, Spain and Luxembourg, while singing one of the lead roles. In addition, she has sung symphonic works with DeKalb Symphony, Ludwig Symphony and the Georgia Philharmonic.
Clark has performed across the country and internationally, with opera companies including the North Carolina Opera, Knoxville Opera, and L’Opera Comique. Clark won the Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition in 2008, allowing him to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City, the statement said. She also performed with the Fundación Orquesta Sinfónica de Bogotá, an opera company in Colombia, according to the statement.
The concert is sponsored by the Decatur Tourist Board and other community sponsors of the Friends of Decatur. It will be free for the public.
The First Baptist Church of Decatur is located at 308, avenue Clairemont in Decatur. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the DSO at 678-891-3565 or visit their website.