Mezzo-Soprano Stephanie McGuire to perform free concert

Southern University’s DeBose Recital Hall will host mezzo-soprano Stephanie McGuire at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 on the Baton Rouge campus.


McGuire has performed at the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall with the New York City Opera, and at Boston’s Symphony Hall with the Boston POPS Orchestra.


The event is called “Candor and Bel Canto: A concert exploring Black presence I and Reaction to Western Classical Music.”


McGuire will perform spirituals, African-American art songs, texts of author Langston Hughes, opera and oratorio highlights. “Candor and Bel Canto” is described as family friendly. Children and teenagers are encouraged to attend,


Admission is free. Donations are accepted. For more information, call 225.288.1421.