Cliburn in the Community

Next date: Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM

portrait of pianist and soprano for cliburn concert

Let the entire family experience the magic of live music

East Regional Library staff invites you to enjoy the outdoor performance of Cliburn pianist Evan Mitchell and soprano singer Corrie Donovan.

Admission and parking are free, and guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.  Access to Library restrooms and indoors will still be available. 

Guests are also encouraged to bring water to stay hydrated and wear hats and sunscreen to comfortably enjoy the show. 

 

About Evan Mitchell

Pianist Evan Mitchell's recent highlights include solo performances on the prestigious Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts series (Chicago), at Merkin Concert Hall (NYC), and at several major venues in Shanghai; concerti with the symphony orchestras of Dallas and Fort Worth; and recitals with such major figures as double bassist Gary Karr, flutists Leone Buyse and Jim Walker, and clarinetist Corrado Giuffredi. 

Evan’s new recording of world premieres with bassist Szymon Marciniak is earning rave reviews; Bass World called their performances “intoxicating,” deeming this “a seminal recording.” He is also featured on “Piano de Pampa y Jungla: A Collection of Latin American Piano Music.”

Evan has made repeat appearances on the Cliburn at the Modern and Mount Vernon Music series. Other performance affiliations include Avant Chamber Ballet, Fort Worth Opera, and Texas Winds. Since June 2014 Evan has been featured on the TCA Texas Touring Roster, and over the past eight years has been an integral part of the Cliburn’s education initiatives, giving over 300 performances for Cliburn in the Classroom, as well as appearing in numerous Cliburn Kids videos.

Evan received his DMA degree from Texas Christian University, and MM and BM degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. His principal teachers have included John Owings, Arnaldo Cohen, and the late José Feghali. He teaches privately and at Tarrant County College, and serves as President of the Fort Worth Music Teachers Association. 

 

About Corrie Donovan

Soprano Corrie Donovan has been praised for her “soul stripping, lyrical” interpretations and her “polished and distinctively powerful” performances. An adventurous, genre-busting performer and arranger, Corrie engages audiences by exploring a wide range of styles and languages. From premieres with Fort Worth Opera’s Modern Opera Showcases, to participating in Cirque Du Soleil’s vocal workshops in Mexico, to her arrangements of reimagined classical works, Corrie is committed to the full range of vocal expression.

Recently, Corrie won the Quarterfinalist’s Audience Choice Award with the national American Traditions Competition in Savannah, GA. Other credits include the New York Baroque Festival, and singing with the Fort Worth Opera Young Artist Studio for five seasons as principal and guest artist. With the contemporary group Ensemble 75, Corrie recorded the album Harmonic Allusions, named one of the Top 5 of the year by DFW. Ms. Donovan’s captivating recitals often serve as repertoire mash-ups, including arias, musical theater, jazz, traditional Celtic music, and art song, taking her audiences on a journey to make meaningful connections through the music of many genres and periods.

Corrie also loves working with children and is in her eighth year with the Cliburn’s education programs, Cliburn in the Classroom and Cliburn Kids. She was also the host for the first Cliburn Junior Competition in 2015 and teaches private voice through Northwest ISD. In her spare time, Corrie is an avid gardener and enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities.

 

When

  • Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Location

Performance will be outdoors.

Fort Worth Public Library - East Regional, 6301 Bridge Street, Fort Worth 76112-0823  View Map

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