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Metropolitan Opera Star Anthony Dean Griffey returns to the Triad with renowned pianist Warren Jones for the Henry Ingram Memorial Concert at the close of the 2011-2012 Music for a Great Space concert season. Griffey, a native of High Point, has performed leading roles at the great international opera houses including The Sydney Opera House, The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Glyndebourne, the Opera National de Paris, and the Teatro Comunale di Firenze. Jones has been named “Collaborative Pianist of the Year” by the publication Musical America, as well as “Vocal Coach of the Year” by the publication Classical Singer. The duo will perform on April 13, 2012 at 7:30 pm at Dana Auditorium of Guilford College, 5800 West Friendly Ave. Tickets for this event will be available at the door or in advance through the Carolina Theatre Box Office at (336) 333-2605 or Adults $18, seniors $15, student $5. Each ticket holder may bring two young people under the age of 16 for free. Season tickets and flex passes are also available. For more information, visit Music for a Great Space.

Profits and donations made at this concert will be used to build the Ingram Memorial Fund. The goal of this endowment is to fund one Music for a Great Space concert each concert season. For more information on making a donation please call (336) 638-7624 or visit Music for a Great Space.

Anthony Dean Griffey has captured critical and popular acclaim on opera, concert, and recital stages around the world. The combination of his voice, gift of dramatic interpretation and superb musicianship has earned him the highest praise from critics and audiences alike. Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times has written, “The amazing tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, with his beautiful lyric yet powerful and seemingly inexhaustible voice, meets every challenge,” while Richard Dyer of The Boston Globe stated, “Griffey has voice, technique, diction, and poetry in his soul.” Griffey is currently Professor of the Practice at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Warren Jones performs with many of today’s best-known artists, including Stephanie Blythe, Denyce Graves, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Anthony Dean Griffey, Ruth Ann Swenson, Bo Skovhus, Samuel Ramey, James Morris, John Relyea, Joseph Alessi, and Richard “Yongjae” O’Neill, and is Principal Pianist for the exciting California-based chamber music group Camerata Pacifica. Jones has been given the very prestigious “Achievement Award” by the Music Teachers National Association at their national convention in 2011, the highest award that the Association bestows. His collaborations have earned consistently high praise from many publications: The Boston Globe termed him “flawless” and “utterly ravishing;” The New York Times, “exquisite;” and The San Francisco Chronicle said simply, “He is the single finest accompanist now working.”

About Music for a Great Space

Music for a Great Space is a concert series bringing the finest musicians to the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina. Our focus is on classical chamber music, including piano, jazz, organ, vocal, and instrumental ensembles, in the Great Spaces of Greensboro, North Carolina.

The Mission of Music for a Great Space (MGS) is to present a series of inspiring musical performances and educational offerings, opening doors to the diverse cultural interests of the Piedmont Triad community through vocal, organ, and other instrumental performances. MGS is an independent non-profit musical arts organization. For more information please visit Music for a Great Space..

This concert is sponsored by Greensboro College and WellSpring Retirement Community. Major financial support for Music for a Great Space provided by the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro.