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Awaken for the Arts Special Event

Vocal superstars Rodrick Dixon and Alfreda Burke will share their operatic and Broadway talent to benefit the College of Charleston School of the Arts  

Audiences will enjoy a diverse performance ranging from the quintessential works of Puccini and Verdi to the finger-snapping showtunes of Rodgers and Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The night will include some local flavor in a revival of popular songs from DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Acclaimed music faculty from the College will join tenor Rodrick Dixon and soprano Alfreda Burke on stage throughout the evening. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 7 p.m.

Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St.

 $150 preferred seating and reception with the artists OR $40 general admission

For tickets or more information please call (843) 953-6527 or purchase tickets at the door.

Prior to the event PBS will offer a preview of Dixon and Burke during a special airing of Hallelujah Broadway on Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. The show was originally recorded in Central Prague for American Public Television in 2010 (EMI/Manhattan Records). It is a feast of inspired vocal performances set in the Baroque magnificence of the Cathedral of St. Simon and St. Jude, home to the Prague Symphony. 

View this video to see these superstars in action!

Roderick Dixon      Alfreda Burke

Rodrick Dixon biography                            Alfreda Burke biography

 

EVENT SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSORS
Peter and Cynnie Kellogg 

PREMIER SPONSORS
Lorna Meyer and Associates
MWV
TD Bank
Mr. John M. Rivers, Jr.

PREFERRED SPONSORS
Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr.
Merrill Lynch

BENEFACTORS
Mr. Ivan V. Anderson Jr. & Dr. Renee Dobbins Anderson
Eve M. and Norman Berlinsky
Cay Insurance Services
Jill and John Chalsty
Luther Cochrane
George and Sandra Fennell
Dr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Kaplan
George and Polly Kosko
Elizabeth Rivers Lewine
Monica M. and Kenneth T. Seeger
Dr. and Mrs. Norton Seltzer

FRIENDS
ClapFor
Craig U. Colby, CRPC, Oppenheimer Funds
Sandra Deering
Leilani DeMuth
The Drs. Lucinda Halstead and David Corson
Tap and Jean Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kellogg
Mr. and Mrs. James R. McNab, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Riley III
Peter and Dr. Lou Robinson
Gregory and Lucienne Van Schaack
Charlie and Mary Ellen Way

 

EVENT PARTNERS

44 North Vodka
Yuriy Bekker
The Chattooga Club
City of Charleston
EventWorks Rentals
Fox Music House
Garden and Gun
Gathering Floral + Event Design
Halls Chophouse
IceBox Innovative Beverage Services
King Street Studios
Knight Printing and Graphics
Kudzu Bakery
Pearlstine Distributors, Inc.
SCETV/PBS and SCERN
Sugar Bakeshop
Trader Joe's
WildFlour Pastry

 

COMMITTEE

Joseph Riley III, Chairman
Joanna H. Allen
Yuriy Bekker
Eve M. Berlinsky
Sandra Deering
Betsy Halstead
Polly Kosko
Patricia Williams Lessane
Deanna McBroom
Nandini Banik McCauley
Christopher Parham
Jonathan Ray
John M. Rivers, Jr.
Steve Rosenberg
Monica M. Seeger
Ashley J. Smith
Hilton Smith

 


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