Donna Cox opens Carol Brice Series on February 20 in Oklahoma City

Soprano vocalist Donna Cox will open Black Liberated Arts Center Inc.’s (BLAC) 2010 Carol Brice Series at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Douglass High School Auditorium, 900 N. Martin L. King in Oklahoma City, OK.  
Cox is an assistant professor of Voice at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK, where she teaches Applied Voice at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As a pedagogue, she has facilitated vocal master classes in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, North Carolina and New York.  
Cox has performed as the soprano soloist for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Salome Orchestra and conductor Ken Hakoda in Kansas with Academia Phil harmonica and Chorale.  She has performed the soprano solos in Vivaldi’s “Dixit Dominus,” Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass,” “Theresan Messes,” Mozart’s “Requiem,” and Mendelssohn’s “Elijah.” 
In February 2007, she performed with Dave Brubeck in his mass “To Hope” with the Canterbury Choral Society under the direction of Russell Gloyd.  As a recitalist, Cox has performed on numerous university campuses in the United States.  She has also toured extensively throughout Germany, featured in recitals focusing on Mozart opera, oratorio and Lied. 
Cox’s Feb. 20 performance will focus on three African Americans – Robert Owens, Margaret Bonds and John Carter.  Poets Owens and Bonds often compared to none other than poet Langston Hughes.  The music is quite sophisticated with its lush harmonies and unexpected contrast which is an Owens’ trait.  It is also spiritual and includes John Carter’s arrangements as well as Cox’s arrangements.   
The program is supported by the Ad Astra Foundation and the Oklahoma Arts Council.  Tickets are $10 and are on sale at Capitol Square Station, Charlie’s Jazz, Rhythm and Blues Store, KM66 and Learning Tree Toy Store in the Oklahoma City metro area.  For more information or to buy tickets, call BLAC Inc. at (405) 524-3800. 


Donna Cox – Voice from OU School of Music on Vimeo.

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