What's Going on? Songs of Love, Peace and Protest
Doors at 6 PM
Show at 7:30 PM
Anthony P. McGlaun is noted for his clarity of tone, musicality and expressive delivery of text. Mr. McGlaun, a Detroit, Michigan native, received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Morehouse College and a Master of Music from the University of Northern Iowa. Upon his return to Detroit, Mr. McGlaun joined the faculty of Marygrove College where he served as Director of Vocal Activities and Assistant Professor of Music from 2004-2009. He also was member of the Michigan Opera Theater Chorus and was an Apprentice with the company in the 2008-09 season singing the roles of Uncle Yakuside in Madame Butterfly and Remendado in Carmen. In the fall of 2009 Mr. McGlaun relocated to New York City to pursue a full-time performance career. During that time, he appeared in a national tour of Porgy and Bess and a national broadcast of the Messiah as Tenor Soloist. McGlaun also performed the role of Robert in Hin und Zurürck at the Tanglewood Contemporary Music Festival, where The New York Times recognized his performance as “...a telling, if too brief, showcase...” and “...amusingly characterized and well-sung.” Recently, McGlaun has appeared as Sportin' Life in The Skylight Music Theatre’s production of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, where the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel acclaimed him “...singing with ease and clarity.” McGlaun also performed the role of PoPo in the Chicago premiere of Troubled Island, and Robert, in the world premiere of Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line To Freedom. Mr. McGlaun has also made role debuts with both Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Francisco Opera.
Anthony McGlaun is a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) and the Actors Equity Association. McGlaun is also a member of Associated Solo Artists, a non-profit organization that provides artistic interdisciplinary programs to children, teachers, businesses and social establishments across the globe. Mr. McGlaun is a much sought after soloist, recitalist, lecturer and Master class presenter. He specializes in the Negro Spiritual and work of African-American composers.
Paul Falk Keyboard
Equally at home in Jazz, Music Theatre, Pop and Classical Music, Paul has been playing piano since the 1st Grade and singing since High School. In demand as an accompanist and clinician, he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education at the University of Northern Colorado, and Master’s Degree in Jazz Piano/Voice Performance at Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. As a pianist/music director, he has been active in Recitals, All State Choir/Jazz Choir/Honor Choir Performances, Jazz Ensembles, Reading Sessions, Symphony Performances, Recording projects and Music Theatre pit orchestras. (Pianist/Music Director Midtown Arts Center highlights: RENT, Memphis, A Christmas Story, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Motones vs. Jerseys and Next to Normal) Paul has had the opportunity to work with artists such as: Patricia Barber, Laurence Hobgood, Anton Armstrong, Roger Treece, Stephanie J. Block, Kate McGarry, Judy Niemack, Jackie Allen, Kate McGarry, The New York Voices and Ben Folds. He has served as Vocal Music Director at both Rocky Mountain High School (GRAMMY Signature High School) and Windsor High School.
Chris Hewitt Drums
Chris Hewitt is an active percussionist and composer, performing regularly in Northern Colorado. Chris regularly plays improvised music with top Colorado musicians, including Mark Sloniker, Josh Quinlan and Shilo Stroman. As a percussionist, Chris has performed with the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, the CSU Orchestra and Sinfonia, as well as with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra. You can see Chris at various music venues around town, performing as a sideman or with his jazz fusion group Beagle Parade, as well as with Stromboli Dreamboat experimental jazz ensemble."
Michael Rinko Bass
Michael Rinko was born in Lakewood, Colorado, and has played bass in a variety of settings. Before entering college, Michael played with the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts and was a part of the Colorado All State Philharmonic Orchestra for two consecutive years. He also gained experience as a percussionist by playing in the drumline and percussion ensembles at Green Mountain High School. Currently, he is attending Colorado State University where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Performance. Along with playing in the University’s symphony and jazz ensembles, Michael has played out at local venues with numerous groups ranging from jazz combos to original metal bands.