Acclaimed musicians to perform in Huletts

A local woman who has performed in operas throughout the country and abroad and an internationally acclaimed pianist will appear together during a special performance in Huletts Landing.

Soprano Helen Lyons and pianist Benjamin-Edouard Savoie will present an eclectic program of beloved works from the operatic, classic, and musical theater genres at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Mountain Grove Memorial Church.

The performance will works from “La Boheme,” “Aida,” “The Sound of Music” and “Show Boat,” among others.

A native of Vermont and Huletts Landing, Lyons recently completed an artist diploma in opera at the University of Cincinnati’s College — Conservatory of Music and has degrees from in music from Wellesley College and the Royal Academy of Music.

She has performed as a soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Phillipine Philharmonic Orchestra. She made her professional operatic stage debut in April 2011 in Gluck’s “Iphigenie en Tauride” with the Coburg Landestheater in Germany.

Savoie studied at the Mannes College of Music in New York City and later at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He has performed classical and jazz concerts in the United State and Europe. He has also appeared in a number of theatrical roles, including “West Side Story,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “The Man of La Mancha.”

Tickets for the show are $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of Historic Huletts Landing.

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