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Austin Peay State University vocal students hosting “Leonard Bernstein: A Cabaret Celebration” at Edward’s Steakhouse November 1st

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Thursday, November 1st, 2018 Edward’s Steakhouse in Downtown Clarksville will host Dr. Jeffrey Williams, Austin Peay State University (APSU)  assistant professor of voice, for “Leonard Bernstein: A Cabaret Celebration” from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Williams, baritone, and his APSU voice students will showcase their talents in honor of the 100th birthday of the late American composer and conductor.

Austin Peay State University's Dr. Jeffrey Williams and his students.
Austin Peay State University’s Dr. Jeffrey Williams and his students.

They will perform many of Bernstein’s most beloved tunes, from “West Side Story,” “On the Town,” “Wonderful Town,” “MASS,” “Candide” and more.

“I’m so excited to get out into our downtown Clarksville community and do this performance with our students,” Williams said. “Doing a cabaret is a different animal. There is extensive interaction with the audience and it forces you to get out of the standard classical singer ‘comfort zone’ – the crook of the piano. It is a great setting for authentic storytelling as well as singing with amplification.”

Tickets for the event are $50.00 per person, and admission includes a full meal and the cabaret performance. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the APSU Vocal Alumni Scholarship, which is presented to one deserving vocal student each year.

“Diversifying venues, experiences, and techniques is such an important part of being a working singer,” Williams said. “I’m so glad the students will have a chance to do a performance like this before they graduate. Hopefully it will empower them to generate occasions like this on their own in the future.”

This event can be enjoyed in conjunction with the Downtown Clarksville Association’s First Thursday Art Walk.

For more information, visit www.artwalkclarksville.com/wordpress/

To make reservations for “Leonard Bernstein: A Cabaret Celebration,” call 931.906.8877.

To support APSU fundraising initiatives, contact the Office of University Advancement at 931.221.7127.

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