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Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 6:00 pm | Updated: 8:06 am, Wed Jan 8, 2014.

Rome, Ga. — Mezzo-soprano Cynthia Wohlschlager will join Shorter University assistant professor of music Dr. Jerico Vasquez, on piano, for an evening of music on Monday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Brookes Chapel.

Featured selections will include works from composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Henri DuParc, Jake Heggie, and Gustav Mahler’s “Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen.”

Wohlschlager’s past performances include Madame De Croissy from Poulenc’s “Dialogues of the Carmelites,” alto soloist in Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” with the Tuscarawas Philharmonic, Handel’s “Deuches Arien,” Jommelli’s “Magnificat,” and Anfossi’s “Marian Litany with Singers Companye.”

Wohlschlager has performed throughout the world, including in Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. She is a recipient of the O.D. Taliferro Opera Scholarship and has won the Max Berman Award for Outstanding Vocal Performance, The Tuesday Musical Club Scholarship Competition and The Dewey and Mary Gilley Memorial Award for Distinguished Opera Performance.

Dr. Vasquez has performed as a concerto soloist, as a recitalist, and as a chamber musician in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Philippines. He is a past winner of the UCSB Concerto Competition and was also a recipient of Ojai Festival’s prestigious Charlotte and Alvin Bronstein Award, Capitol Record’s Nat King Cole Memorial Award, and the University of California Regents Scholarship.

Monday evening’s performance is free and open to the public.