Saturday, April 7, 2018
7:30 PM | Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
Gary Lewis, Conductor
Amy Burton, soprano

Corigliano - Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan
- Voyage 
Debussy - La Mer


TICKETS Start at $10, Students FREE 
Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center Box Office M - F, NOON - 5PM

Scheduled programs and individuals are subject to change. Ticketing is handled through the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center - all ticketing, security, and venue policies apply.

Join us for the pre-concert dinner Symphony SoundBites! Tickets are $26 each and can be purchased by calling 432-552-4437 (deadline to purchase SoundBites is April 2nd)


Ms. Burton's Performance Proudly Sponsored By PERMIAN BASIN OPERA


With a voice the New York Times has called, “luminous” and “lustrous”, versatile soprano Amy Burton enjoys an eclectic career of opera, concert, and cabaret. She has sung at the White House, with the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Zürich Opera, L’Opéra de Nice, Scottish Opera, Wexford Festival, the New Japan Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, and Philharmonia Baroque, among many others. A frequent interpreter of 20th and 21st-Century music, she has premiered pieces by John Musto, Paul Moravec, Lee Hoiby, John Harbison, and Richard Danielpour, to name a few. Ms. Burton has performed John Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan many times, in New York City, Miami, Greeley, Colorado, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and, most notably, with Marin Alsop and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. 

Also specializing in French vocal music of the 1920s and 30s, Ms. Burton has performed both art songs and popular music of this era throughout the United States and Europe. Her critically acclaimed cd with Yves Abel and John Musto, “Souvenir de Printemps” was the result of a one-woman show based on the life of French singer Yvonne Printemps, which has been performed in New York and Barcelona. 

In addition to numerous recitals and cabaret performances with Mr. Musto at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, New York’s Café Sabarsky, The National Arts Club, Joe’s Pub, Washington Museum for Women in the Arts, Barcelona’s Liceu, The Glimmerglass Festival, and other venues, Ms. Burton has performed in the modern-day premiere of Cole Porter’s rediscovered 1928 musical, The Ambassador Revue (La Revue des Ambassadeurs) at Town Hall in New York (2014) and in Paris (2012). Winner of top awards from The Gerda Lissner, George London, and Sullivan Foundations, as well as the Silver Medal in the Marian Anderson International Vocal Competition, she has recorded for Bridge, Naxos, Harbinger, Albany, Angel/EMI, Opera America, and CRI. 

A sought-after teacher, Ms. Burton is on the voice faculty at Mannes College of Music and the CUNY Graduate Center DMA program. Her students have won major prizes from the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions, Opera Index, Gerda Lissner Foundation, George London Foundation, Puccini Foundation, and the Ziering-Conlon Art Song Competition. She also teaches, coaches and directs at SongFest, a prestigious summer festival in Los Angeles at Colburn Conservatory. Previously she has taught French Vocal repertoire at Manhattan School of Music, and was a guest teacher at Opera on the Avalon in Newfoundland. Also is in demand for master classes and residencies, Amy Burton maintains a busy private voice studio in New York City. 

SPONSORED BY:  Martha & Paul Crump