Soloist to Perform at Museum for Hamilton Memorial Recital

Soloist to Perform at Museum for Hamilton Memorial Recital

Hagerstown: The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present soloist William Clarence Marshall, III in concert for the annual Hamilton Memorial Recital on Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 2:30pm. A reception, hosted by members of the Museum's volunteer organization, The Singer Society, will follow the performance.
The concert is held each year in memory of Mrs. William T. Hamilton, Jr., the first President of the Museum's Board of Trustees. Mrs. Hamilton served on the Museum's Board from its initiation in 1929 until her death in 1971.
A former Aspen Music Festival Fellow, Marshall made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2001 as the bass soloist in Beethoven's Mass in C major with the New England Symphonic Ensemble. Audiences have heard him perform on Broadway, at The Kennedy Center, and in Canada, South America, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East. He has been widely acclaimed as an exceptional "Porgy" in Gershwins' Porgy and Bess and has recently appeared as Antonio in Le Nozze
di Figaro at Opera Cleveland and the Bonze in Madama Butterfly at Opera Western Reserve. He is well known in the tri-state region as the official voice of the City of Hagerstown and the Marguerite and Charles Doleman Black Heritage Museum. He is an Artist-in-Residence for the Washington County Board of Education.
Marshall's television appearances include singing the role of Parson Alltalk in excerpts from Scott Joplin's Treemonisha, broadcast in Aida' Brothers and Sisters: Black Voices in Opera, on PBS' Great Performances and the Making of Porgy and Bess for the Jerusalem Music Festival. He resides in East Cleveland, Ohio and New York City.
Thanks to the generosity of William and Anna Singer, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts opened on September 16, 1931 as the focal point of Hagerstown s beautiful City Park. The Museum specializes in 19th and 20th century American art and holds over 6,000 pieces in its permanent collection.
This "crown jewel of Washington County" has been recognized as one of the finest small museums in the United States. The Museum offers complimentary studio art courses, lectures, concerts, and exhibitions from its permanent collection and traveling shows. For more information on the Museum, please phone 301-739-5727 or visit www.wcmfa.org. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday from 9am to 4pm, and Sunday from 1 to 5pm.