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Performance by Santa Fe Opera Concludes Presidential Lecture & Performance Series

The free event takes place April 21 in the Hemmle Recital Hall of the School of Music Building.

Written by Megan Ketterer

The performance will incorporate musical works from opera, Broadway and popular music

The performance will incorporate musical works from opera, Broadway and popular music.

Texas Tech University Presidential Lecture and Performance Series concludes its season with a performance by the Santa Fe Opera at 3 p.m. April 21 in the Hemmle Recital Hall in the School of Music Building.

“I love Lubbock, and so does the opera,” said Kirt Pavitt, the Santa Fe Opera music director and pianist. “We are honored to be a part of this Presidential Lecture & Performance Series because I know how prestigious it is. I love performing here.”

The performance will incorporate musical works from opera, Broadway and popular music. Soprano Sara Heaton and tenor Joshua Dennis, both former Santa Fe Opera apprentice singers, will perform with Pavitt.

“We have two young and attractive American up-and-coming singers performing with us in the show,” Pavitt said. “We enjoy coming to Lubbock to perform for audiences that aren’t able to get to Santa Fe, but appreciate the Santa Fe Opera.”

The Santa Fe Opera Spring Tour, composed of apprentice opera singers, travels around New Mexico and Texas. The program began in 1957 by John Crosby.

“We are looking forward to being back in Lubbock and seeing our old friends, having a good time, and also giving the community a nice concert,” Pavitt said.

Admission is free with limited seating. No ticket is required.

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Presidential Lecture & Performance Series
Presidential Lecture & Performance Series

The Presidential Lecture & Performance Series strives to enrich the Texas Tech academic and cultural experience by bringing leading scholars and artists together with the university's distinguished faculty, students and staff to exchange expertise, research and talents.

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