Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor will perform as part of Northern Michigan University's Siril Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.
O'Connor originated the role of Federico Garcia Lorca in Osvaldo Golijov's Ainadamar. She performed under the baton of conductor Robert Spano for Atlanta Symphony performances of the opera and a Grammy-winning Deutsche Grammophon recording.
Her discography also includes Mahler's Third Symphony with Jaap van Zweden and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Lieberson's Neruda Songs with Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony, Adams' The Gospel According to the Other Mary with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra.
O'Connor will also be working with four vocal music students in an open master class at noon Friday, March 22, in Reynolds Recital Hall.