Soprano to perform concert of timeless works

Stella Markou and guest artists will perform Nov. 5 at the Touhill.

Stella Markou, director of vocal studies at UMSL, and guest artists will perform Nov. 5 at the Touhill.

Soprano Stella Markou, director of vocal studies at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, will perform the timeless works of classical composers such as Mozart, Purcell and Debussy at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center.

Joining Markou for the faculty recital performance will be Vincent Varvel, instructor in guitar at Washington University in St. Louis, and Martin Kennedy, assistant professor of music at Washington University in St. Louis. Kennedy will play piano.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Markou has been a featured soloist for the International Computer Music Conference, Heidelberg New Music Festival, SEAMUS Festival, Florida Electro-Acoustic Music Festival, Electronic Music Midwest and with the Dance New Amsterdam Company, among others.

She placed first in both the Doctorate Division of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the Arizona Opera Guild competitions. She is the 2005 recipient of the Arizona Community Foundation/Piper Enrichment Grant. Her work can be found on the SEAMUS record label.


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