Presented by Lissa Noël Wagner with Frances Brown & Midland–Odessa Symphony & Chorale
SOUNDS OF THE SEASON
Saturday, December 2, 2017
7:30 PM | Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
Gary Lewis, Conductor
Brian Gravelle, Tenor
Celebrate the holidays with our Symphony Orchestra, joined by the Symphony Chorale, Voices of the Permian Basin, Lone Star Brass, Permian Basin String Quartet, West Texas Winds and featuring tenor, Brian Gravelle.
Programs and individuals scheduled to perform are subject to change. All ticketing is handled through the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center and subject to their ticketing policies. All venue policies apply. In an effort to ensure patron safety all bags will be searched upon entry, backpacks and oversized bags are strictly prohibited.
BRIAN GRAVELLE - TENOR
Brian Gravelle has been gracing stages across the world for over 15 years now. Born in Dallas but raised in Midland, Texas, Gravelle started singing when he was just 16 years old. He attended Texas Tech University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BM in Vocal Performance working with Karl Dent where he was lucky to perform under the batons of Dr. John Hollins and Dr. John Dickson for such works as I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Bellini) and ACDA with the Texas Tech University Chorale. Gravelle has also done operetta under Dr. Jim Waddelow with Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert and Sullivan) and Cox and Box (Burnand and Sullivan). After graduating in 2007 he ventured to Chicago to attend Northwestern working with Kurt Hansen and had the opportunity to work under director Jay Lesenger in The Merry Widow (Lehár).
Texas brought him back home where you have probably seen him in the many productions he’s done at Midland Community Theatre including 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Oklahoma, Hairspray, Tommy, Guys and Dolls, Les Miserables, Disney’s the Little Mermaid, and Awesome 80’s Prom. He’s also worked with local production company MRRRP Productions on shows including Godspell, Forever Plaid, Into the Woods, and Man of La Mancha.
When not performing Brian is also on the voice faculty at Odessa College as well as having his own private studio. Gravelle also owns his own consulting company, Gravelle Consulting, LLC.