Joan Chambers Concert Series presents tenor Andrew Zimmerman

The Joan Chambers Concert Series at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will present tenor Andrew Zimmerman, accompanied by Martha Rowe, on Friday, November 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center. This event is open to the public at no charge.

Andrew ZimmermanZimmerman is professor of Voice at New Mexico State University, where he teaches opera history and acting for singers, and where he is the director of the Doña Ana Lyric Opera. He joined the music faculty at NMSU after returning from Europe, having sung as the lead tenor in more than 50 operatic productions in more than 20 opera houses.

His early roles included such parts as Idomeneo in Mozart’s “Idomeneo,” Florestan in Beethoven’s “Fidelio,” and the tenor leads of “La Boheme,” “Tosca,” “Madame Butterfly,” “Rigoletto” and “Un’ Ballo in maschera.” More recently, Andrew’s career has been centered upon the Heldentenor repertoire. He has sung Tristan in “Tristan und Isolde,” Canio in “I Pagliacci,” and Samson in “Samson and Delilah,” as well as performing as Siegfried in “Siegfried” and “Götterdämmerung” for four different cycles of Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen.” He consistently receives critical acclaim for the depth of his dramatic interpretation, ringing high notes and extraordinary vocal stamina.

Martha RoweMartha Rowe received BME and MM degrees in both Voice and Accompanying from the University of New Mexico, and the DMA in Vocal Performance from the University of Arizona. She has soloed with such groups as the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Musica Antigua de Albuquerque, Doña Ana Lyric Opera and the University of New Mexico and Las Cruces symphonies. She has also served as coach-accompanist for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, and the Four-Corners Opera Company, as well as for numerous vocal and instrumental soloists.

The Joan Chambers Concert Series is named in honor of Joan Chambers, late wife of President Emeritus George F. Chambers. She was an ardent supporter and representative of Pitt-Greensburg for many years in the community. While her interests were wide spread, she especially enjoyed participating in book-discussion groups, attending cultural events, and hosting themed luncheons at her home. The Children's Literature Collection in Millstein Library, another of her passions, was developed and named in her honor.

Founded in 1963, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg is a publicly assisted, four-year, liberal arts college in southwestern Pennsylvania. Pitt-Greensburg offers 24 baccalaureate degree programs, including new majors in Education and Spanish, as well as 19 minors and numerous relocation program options. Fifteen percent of Pitt-Greensburg’s full-time faculty—the highest percentage of any University of Pittsburgh campus—have received the prestigious University-wide Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Visit www.greensburg.pitt.edu for more information about Pitt-Greensburg, its programs, and other events.

Publication Date

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 9:28am

Summary

The Joan Chambers Concert Series at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will present tenor Andrew Zimmerman, accompanied by Martha Rowe, on Friday, November 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center. This event is open to the public at no charge.