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André Solomon-Glover (Baritone)

Born: May 21, 1961 - DeLand, Florida, USA

The American baritone, André [Andre] Solomon-Glover, studied at Deland Senior High School in West DeLand, Florida (1976-1979) and University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, where he obtained his degree in Vocal Performance (1979-1984). As a student of art-song, he has studied with such luminaries as Virgil Thomson, Adele Addison, Betty Allen, Jorma Hynninen, and Robert McFerrin. His commitment to this literature won him the "Joy In Singing" prize in 1990.

André Solomon-Glover Since then he has given concerts and recitals to elated audiences throughout the world. He has developed an international career performing repertoire ranging from the roots of American opera and song to ground-breaking contemporary works. As an opera singer, he has sung with Opera de Lyon, Teatro Lirico Sperimentale in Spoleto, Italy, Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland, the Munich Biennale, Marlboro Chamber Music Festival, and the Chicago Jazz Festival. His diverse operatic roles have included Porgy in a 35-city Porgy and Bess tour, Escamillo in Carmen, the title role in Rigoletto, and numerous leading roles written specifically for him. On Broadway, Andre Solomon-Glover atarred as Joe in Hal Prince's Tony Award-winning production of Showboat. His stirring rendition of Ol' Man River caused a sensation for two years on Broadway and on tour.

André Solomon-Glover, whom the critics have called "a remarkably communicative performer," has made solo appearances in major halls throughout the USA and Europe; including New York's Avery Fisher Hall and Carnegie Hall, and has performed with such ensembles as the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and the Philadelphia Orchestra, among others. In the summer of 1997, he appeared as guest soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra for their nationally televised Fourth of July celebration, "Pops Goes the Fourth". He has also been a guest artist at the Marlboro Chamber Music Festival for two years, the Munich Biennale, the Savonlinna Festival in Finland, and the Chicago Jazz Festival.

Since 1985, André Solomon-Glover lives in New York City.

Source: American Composers Orchestra Website; Mode Records Website; Andre Solomon-Glover profile on Facebook
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2012)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

Blanche Moyse

Bass

BWV 1, BWV 42

Links to other Sites

American Composers Orchestra: About the Artists
Andre Solomon-Glover Profile (Mode Records)
Andre Solomon-Glover on Facebook

Andre Solomon-Glover's Story (The Centre @ West-Park)
Andre Solomon-Glover Returns to the Stage in Bridge to Restoration (Broadway World)

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