The Toledo Museum of Art Great Performances in the Great Gallery Series will include a concert featuring a University of Toledo faculty member and an internationally acclaimed baritone this weekend.Dr. Michael Boyd, UT professor of music, and Ryan De Ryke will perform a free, public program of art song Sunday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m.
Highlights will include Schumann’s “Dichterliebe” and a cycle of songs by The Smiths arranged by De Ryke.
Boyd received his undergraduate degree from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the Eastman School of Music. Over the years, the pianist has given solo recitals around the globe.De Ryke has studied at the Peabody Conservatory, the Royal Academy of Music and the National Conservatory of Luxembourg. Aside from his recital career, De Ryke also is a regularly traveling soloist in various oratorios. He has sung numerous operatic roles and has worked with several groups, including the Haymarket Opera, El Paso Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber of Chicago.