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Grammy-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw performs Feb. 24

The Cornell Department of Music in the College of Arts and Sciences and A.D. White Professors-at-Large program welcome internationally acclaimed and five-time GRAMMY Award-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw when she performs Maria Schneider’s “Winter Morning Walks” on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in Barnes Hall.

Dawn Upshaw

Guest artist Scott Robinson (saxophonist-clarinetist) will join Upshaw on stage, along with Cornell students and faculty. Upshaw will also share insights about the piece and her career. The concert is free, but an advance ticket is required from

A studio album composed by Maria Schneider and featuring Upshaw, “Winter Morning Walks,” won the 2014 GRAMMY for Best Classical Contemporary Composition; Best Engineered Album, Classical; and Best Classical Vocal Solo for Upshaw's performance.

The first vocalist to receive a MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship, Upshaw has given acclaimed performances on the opera stage comprising the great Mozart roles (Susanna, Ilia, Pamina, Despina, and Zerlina), as well as modern classics by Stravinsky, Poulenc, and Messiaen.

Read the full story on the College of Arts and Sciences website.


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