Mezzo-Soprano Mary Phillips to Perform at the
Middlebury College Center for the Arts on Feb. 12

Mezzo-soprano Mary Phillips will perform in the Concert
Hall of the Middlebury College Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. on
Friday, Feb. 12. Accompanied by pianist Ted Taylor, Phillips’
recital will include works by Schubert, Debussy, Roem, Villa-Lobos,
Brahms, de Falla, Copland, and Britten. This concert is presented
by the Middlebury College Concert Series in association with the
Marilyn Horne Foundation.

While in Vermont, Phillips, who lives in New York
City, will conduct outreach programs with Middlebury College students
and local schools on Feb. 8 and 10. She will also be interviewed
by Kate Remington on Vermont Public Radio at 1 p.m. on Feb. 9.

Equally comfortable in a variety of formats-concert,
recital, opera, and musical theater-Phillips has sung with the
San Francisco Opera; in a performance of Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”
conducted by Robert Shaw during her Carnegie Hall debut; in the
Barge Music Series in New York; in the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival;
and in the Marlboro Music Festival.

Previous soloist engagements include performances
of Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” with the Fairfield Orchestra;
Bach’s “B minor Mass” and Brahms’ “Alto Rhapsody”
with the Canterbury Choral Society; and Verdi’s “Requiem”
and Ravel’s “Shéhérazade” with the Yale

A recipient of the Kennedy Center National Acting
Award, Phillips was the first prize winner in the 1997 Rehfus
Singing Actors Tournament (sponsored by the Orlando Opera); the
Eastern regional winner of the 1994 Metropolitan Opera Auditions;
the 1992 Woolsey Concerto Competition winner at Yale University;
and the 1989 Bel Canto Foundation of Chicago Competition winner.

Phillips earned a master’s degree in music from Yale,
where her attendance was supported by both the Bass Scholarship
and the Yale University Music Scholarship.

Tickets for this concert series performance are $9.00
general admission and $7.00 for senior citizens. A pre-performance
dinner at 6 p.m. at the Rehearsals Cafe in the Center for the
Arts is also available. To order tickets or make dinner reservations,
please call the College box office at 802-443-6433.