Clarksville, TN – Acclaimed soprano and Austin Peay State University professor of music Gail Robinson-Oturu will join composer and pianist Roland Carter at 7:30pm on September 29th for a special concert, “Music of the Heart,” at the Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville, KY.
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The Austin Peay State University campus and community was treated to a night of musical genius and history when Austin Peay State University Professor of Voice and renown soprano, Dr. Gail Robinson-Oturu teamed with distinguished composer, conductor and educator Roland Carter to present a Night of Negro spirituals titled “Tryin to Get Home”
Most of the time concerts involving Negro Spirituals are done by singers that take their voice training and style from gospel music. This was the first time I had heard Negro spirituals sung by a trained opera singer but at the same time I could hear the gospel upbringing coming through with each selection she sang.
On Thursday, September 23rd at 7:30pm, Dr. Gail Robinson-Oturu will be presenting a free concert of Negro Spirituals entitled “Tryin’ to Get Home”. Gail Robinson-Oturu will be singing with assistance from the APSU Governor Singers, and Roland Carter who arranged the evenings program will be at the Piano. The concert will be held in the APSU Music/Mass Communication building. For further info, you can contact Dr. Robinson-Oturu 931-221-7810.
A Professor of Voice at Austin Peay State University Oturu has a distinguished record as an educator, performing artist, and scholar. She is the National Vice President of Conventions of the National Opera Association and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Robinson-Oturu served as a national Fraternity Director of Sigma Alpha Iota, International Music Fraternity and as president of the Daytona Beach Symphony Society, among others. She is an associate of the Negro Spiritual Scholarship Foundation, where she was a charter Board member. She is also President of the Clarksville Community Concert Association.
Dr. Robinson-Oturu, is an active performing artist and sings primarily as a recitalist. Her voice has been heard on local, regional, national, and international stages. Reviewers have praised her for her artistry, interpretation, and technique. A review of her performance with the London Symphony Orchestra states “she seemed more than an accomplished performer; she became an elemental force, primal yet infinitely refined. She held her audience rapt.”