National Endowment for the Arts Presents Great American Voices at West Point, January 19
January 19, 2006
Washington, D.C. - The National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the United States Army, presents a performance of opera and musical theater for military personnel at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York on Thursday, January 19. The performance is part of the NEA's Great American Voices Military Base Tour: Unforgettable Melodies from Opera & Broadway, which celebrates the best of American arts by bringing professional performances of opera and musical theater to 39 military bases nationwide.
Freshmen cadets studying the arts and humanities will enjoy an evening concert by members of the Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. These performers will sing selections from popular operas such as Bizet's Carmen, and highlights from classic American musicals including Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! The performance also will include operatic selections that relate to the cadets' studies of classical literature.
In addition to the military base tour, the NEA also has produced a compact disc with opera and Broadway excerpts and commentary, to be distributed to audience members and teachers at participating schools. For the latest tour information and sample educational materials, visit www.greatamericanvoices.org.
Great American Voices Military Base Tour is presented in coordination with the Department of Defense and OPERA America. Great American Voices Military Base Tour is made possible by The Boeing Company.
Washington National Opera performs for the U.S. Military Academy
The Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program will perform Great American Voices on January 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Auditorium at West Point. This performance is open to the West Point community, including cadets, military and civilian faculty and staff, and military dependants. For more information contact the West Point English Department at 845-662-6466.
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About the National Endowment for the Arts
This year, the National Endowment for the Arts marks its 40th anniversary of leadership in the arts. The NEA is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts - both new and established - bringing the arts to all Americans, and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Arts Endowment is the largest national funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.
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