College of Charleston SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Vocal Sensation Rodrick Dixon to Perform

The College of Charleston’s Monday Night Concert Series will feature tenor Rodrick Dixon, who possesses a voice of extraordinary range and versatility that has earned him the respect and attention of leading conductors, orchestras and opera companies throughout North America. He will perform works by Franz Schubert, Gabriel Fauré, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Flaherty and others. Robin Zemp will accompany on piano. The concert will take place Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. Admission is $10 at the door and free for College of Charleston students with valid I.D. [more info]

Passionate arts supporter John Rivers, of Rivers Enterprises, Inc., has arranged for Dixon’s performance in Charleston. Rivers explains, “Rodrick Dixon has what I consider to be a ‘glass shattering’ tenor voice. I first heard him at the Black History Teleconference hosted by Dr. Marianna Davis at Benedict College, where he was attending as a mentor for not only those present but for those who would be seeing the teleconference in 135 countries around the world.  We became friends, and when I asked him to come to the College of Charleston he generously agreed to do so. Students, faculty and the general public will enjoy hearing Dixon’s world famous voice.”