Retirement concert slated for June 2

May 31, 2012 | Events, UToday
By Staff



Rondelli Perry

Barbara Rondelli Perry, UT professor emerita of classical voice in the Department of Music, will be honored with a concert in the Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall Saturday, June 2, at 2:30 p.m.

The concert will feature opera and oratorio arias, as well as art songs, sung by 13 of her former students, all alumni.

The music will represent compositions of Mozart, Handel, Gounod, Puccini, Wagner, Rorem, Duparc, Gershwin, Tosti and Debussy.

Violinist Brenda van der Merwe, Rondelli Perry’s daughter, will play a selection by Brahms.

Rondelli Perry, a lyric soprano, played more than 50 major operatic roles around the world before joining the music faculty in 1975.

For more information on the free, public concert, call the UT Department of Music at 419.530.2448.