When: Sat., Feb. 27, 5 p.m. 2010
College of Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Bender has an extensive solo career and was recently elected to a two year Board of Director’s position with the National Association of Negro Musicians. Accompanying this fine core of musical talent is Dr. Dana Brown and Ms. Margo Schwartz-Newton. Dr. Brown is the Associate Professor of Opera and Vocal Coaching in the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. As a pianist, he has been heard many times on the Pianoforte Foundation Series heard live on WFMT Radio, as well as at the Ravinia Festival, the Tanglewood Festival, the Chicago Cultural Center and on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight”. An accompanist to many of the finest singers in Chicago, he also has performed with Chicago Opera Theater, L’Opera Piccola and Light Opera Works of Evanston.