Duet Concert Program
Alfreda Burke and Rod Dixon have presented secular and sacred recitals across the country. They have designed a sacred music program that presents German Lieder, French Chansons, Italian art songs, Operatic arias, duets, American art songs, Spirituals, Hymns, Broadway music and popular music. They weave Biblical stories, scriptures and personal experiences from Television, appearances with Opera companies, Symphonies and Concerts into an evening filled with music and laughter.
Songs of a Dream
Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon take you on a musical journey of their love story and professional revelations. …From Verdi and Puccini to Gershwin, Bernstein and Lloyd Webber, and lots in between!
Songs of a Dream is available for booking in 2013 and beyond through the Auditorium Theatre. Please contact Kathy Bliss for more information at (312)341-2365 or email@example.com, www.songsofadream.com
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Too Hot To Handel
Too Hot to Handel, The Jazz-Gospel Messiah: Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:30pm, Detroit Opera House; Saturday, January 17, 2015, 7:30pm and Sunday, January 18, 2015, 3:00pm, Auditorium Theatre in its 10th year coinciding with ATRU’s 125th year.
Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon have guest starred in the Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre and Rackham Symphony Choir production at the Detroit Opera House for the past nine years.
Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune said “Too Hot To Handel was presented to honor the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. …Too Hot to Handel expressed a message of peace and exultation that was entirely appropriate for the occasion.”
2010 PBS Special, Hallelujah Broadway!
Hallelujah Broadway was recorded in Central Prague for American Public Television in 2010 (EMI/Manhattan Records). The show is a feast of inspired vocal performances set in the baroque magnificence of the Cathedral of St. Simon and St. Jude, home to the Prague Symphony. It will star three featured soloists -the amazing American tenor Rodrick Dixon, the powerful soprano from the Chicago Symphony Alfreda Burke, and the marvellous Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns. The show features as a special guest one of Broadway’s leading ladies – Linda Eder. The DVD/CD was released September 14, 2010.
Hallelujah Broadway is a Mind The Gap Films Production. For more information, go to www.hallelujahbroadway.com and www.MindtheGapFilms.com
Alfreda Burke & Rodrick Dixon are very pleased and honored to have their bios and interviews included in the archives of The HistoryMakers and be a permanent part of their collection at the Library of Congress. See more at www.thehistorymakers.com
Soprano Alfreda Burke
Alfreda Burke’s vocal artistry has been described as “voluptuous, creamy and luxuriant” (Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune); and she has appeared in concert throughout North America and in Europe. For classical music bookings and inquiries, contact John Miller, Pinnacle Arts Mgmt., Inc., link to Alfreda Burke’s website and visit http://www.facebook.com/people/Alfreda-Burke/100001464074161
Tenor Rodrick Dixon
Rodrick Dixon possesses a tenor voice of extraordinary range and versatility that has earned him the respect and attention of leading conductors, orchestras and opera companies throughout North America. For classical music bookings and inquiries, contact John Miller, Pinnacle Arts Mgmt., Inc., link to Roderick Dixon’s website and visit http://www.facebook.com/people/Rodrick-Dixon/100001421174042
Rodrick Dixon’s new classical recordings!
Composer Olly Wilson’s Of Visions and Truth: A Song Cycle and Mary D. Watkins’ Five Movements in Color has been released on Albany Records in July. The album is entitled Recorded Music of the African Diaspora. Visit discography for purchase! View on YouTube – OLLY W. WILSON: “If We Must Die”
Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg (James Conlon, Los Angeles Opera, 2008) DVD/DVD Blu-ray was released on Arthaus Musik, September 27, 2010 in Europe; and October 26, 2010 in the US.
Brian Dennehy, Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke and a host of artists will perform in:
Siamsa Na NGael
Old St. Patrick’s Church, 16th Annual Celtic Celebration
Monday, March 12, 2012,
7:30 PM, Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
Tickets are available through
Symphony Center Box Office
312-294-3000 or www.cso.org