Stella Markou

Stella Markou and guest artists will present "Evening of Song" Oct. 5 at the Touhill.

Soprano Stella Markou, director of vocal studies at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, will explore the desires of the soul through a sultry and unforgettable “Evening of Song” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center.

The concert will include guest artists Jennifer Nitchman (flute) and Megan Stout (harp) from the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Vincent Varvel (guitar) from Washington University in St. Louis and Alla Voskoboynikova (piano) from UMSL.The evening will feature the works of Bach, Argento, Handel, Ravel, Roussel, Saint-Saens, Vivaldi and Wolf.

Presented by the UMSL Department of Music, the concert is free and open to the public.

Stella 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.

Alla Voskoboynikova has been coordinator of piano Studies at UMSL since 2004. She extensively performs and collaborates with local musicians and regularly accompanies and coaches for the Union Avenue Opera Company as well as Webster University in Webster Groves, Mo. Louis. Before moving to the United States in 1996, Voskoboynikova was a pianist and vocal coach at the Kiev Opera and Ballet Theater in Ukraine.

For more information, call 314-516-5947.

Jack Crosby

Jack Crosby

Jack Crosby Senior Information Specialist 440 Woods Hall University of Missouri-St. Louis One University Boulevard St. Louis, Missouri 63121