Shorter University to host Baritone Anton Belov as guest artist
September 22, 2011 -
Shorter University welcomes Anton Belov, baritone, for a Guest Artist Series recital in Brookes Chapel on Monday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. As an emerging leading baritone, Belovhas appeared with numerous orchestras throughout United States including Boston Baroque, the California Symphony, the Colorado Symphony, the New England Philharmonic, the Stamford Symphony and Opera Orchestra of New York. This event is open to the public at no charge.
For the guest artist series, Belov will be presenting a Russian program titled “Pushkin in Exile: An introspective recital on the life of the Russian poet.” Works by Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, Balakirev, and others will be performed.
Belov is the first-place winner of eight vocal competitions including the George London Competition, Licia Albanese—Puccini Foundation International Competition, and Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Eastern Regional Winner). As the winner of Young Concert Artists International Auditions, he has appeared in more than 40 recitals throughout the United States.
A native of Moscow, Belov holds a Doctorate of Music degree from the Boston University, a Bachelor of Music Degree from The New England Conservatory, an Artist’s Diploma and a Master of Music Degree from The Juilliard School. A specialist in Russian lyric diction, he is the author of Russian Opera Libretti in Word-to-Word Translation and IPA Transcription and the Anthology of Russian Arias (Leyerle Publications 2004-06).
Other guest artist performances planned are Henri-Paul Sicsic, piano, Monday, Oct. 3; Daniel Weeks, tenor and Naomi Oliphant, piano, Monday, Jan. 30; Chaconne Trio Monday, Feb. 6. The guest artist performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in Brookes Chapel and are open to the public at no charge.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian University committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges. The University offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Arts in Leadership and the Master of Accountancy. Online courses and degree programs are also available. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.