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March 18, 2019

Evan Jones, Baritone

7:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. End Time
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Ciminelli Recital Hall

Originally from Buffalo, NY, baritone Evan Thomas Jones has enjoyed a diverse performing career in opera, musical theater, concert, and recital.

In opera, notable roles include Figaro in both Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Le Nozze di Figaro, the title role in Don Giovanni, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Junius in The Rape of Lucretia, and Sam in Trouble in Tahiti. Highlights in musical theater and operetta include Voltaire and Pangloss in Candide, Danilo Danilovich in The Merry Widow, Fredrik Egerman in A Little Night Music, and Dr. Falke and Frank in Die Fledermaus. In concert he has been featured as a soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana, the Brahms and Fauré Requiems, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, and Bach's Magnificat and St. Matthew's Passion. He is particularly in demand as an interpreter of the concert repertoire of Ralph Vaughn Williams, having frequently performed the Five Mystical Songs, Serenade to Music, Dona Nobis Pacem, and Fantasia On Christmas Carols. Jones has sung with the Opera Memphis, Opera Naples, Berkshire Opera Company, Compañía Lírica Nacional de Costa Rica, Finger Lakes Opera, Mercury Opera, the Buffalo and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestras, the Memphis and Helena Symphonies as well the Finger Lakes Choral Festival, and the Augusta Choral Society.

The 2018-2019 season includes appearances as Voltaire and Pangloss in Candide at Ravinia and Tanglwood, as the baritone soloist in Carmina Burana in Prague, as a guest artist with the Helena Symphony, and as the baritone soloist for Alzheimer’s Stories at the ACDA National Convention in Kansas City.

Jones currently serves on the voice faculty of Florida State University.

Ciminelli Recital Hall Event Information:

*Admission: FREE
• Doors open at pm
• Performance starts at pm
• Ciminelli Recital Hall is located on FLOOR 3 of Rockwell Hall at Buffalo State College.
• Handicap accessible entrance with elevator to the recital hall located via the building entrance at parking lot I-30 (rear of Rockwell Hall off the Iroquois Drive entrance to campus off Elmwood Avenue)
• Free parking for this event will be in the general campus lots surrounding Rockwell Hall (Lots R-1, R-2, R-3 off the Rockwell Road entrance to campus; Lots I-30, I-32, I-33 off the Iroquois entrance to campus)



Open to: everyone

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