by Mona Seghatoleslami
Soprano Phyllis Curtin, a native of Clarksburg West Virginia, has sung and taught singers all over the world, including performing for many years with the Metropolitan Opera. She retired from singing in 1984, and she currently teaches at Boston University’s School of Music.
Next week, Curtin joins composer George Crumb in representing classical music in WV Music Hall of Fame. George Crumb was inducted last year, and this year Phyllis Curtin will be honored along with Ann Baker, Robert Drasnin, Marceo Pinkard, Charlie McCoy, Red Sovine,Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper, and Frankie Yankovic.
I have a pair of free tickets to give away to the Induction Ceremony! The event will be held November 6th at 7:30pm at the Cultural Center in Charleston. Leave a comment to be considered for the tickets—I’ll draw names from a hat Friday afternoon. (If you have trouble leaving a comment, send an email to email@example.com and put “attention: Mona” in the subject line).
Due to health concerns, Phyllis Curtin won’t be able to travel from Boston to attend the ceremony. We are working on setting up an interview, and I’ll have that posted as soon as possible.
On the WV Music Hall of Fame website, you can read a profile of Ms. Curtin and hear a sample of her beautiful singing.
Update: The deadline to enter to win a pair of tickets to the induction ceremony has been extended through Monday. Leave a comment or email me to be considered!