William Warfield Scholarship Fund to hold annual benefit concert

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Rochester, N.Y. - The William Warfield Scholarship Fund is set to hold its 41st anniversary benefit concert.

The concert will be in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music on January 7. 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

The event will feature recently-appointed scholarship recipient Jonathan Rhodes.

Tickets are $20 at the door and $18 in advance. Students with a valid ID can purchase tickets for $10.

For more information, visit the William Warfield Scholarship Fund website.

The Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Male Chorus, director Thomas Green, Sr., ROCMusic Collaborative, founding director and lead teaching artist Alexander Peña and Taiiz Ocasio from the Rochester City School District’s School of the Arts will also be performing.

The concert is a major fundraiser for the scholarship fund and promotes opportunities for African-American artists pursuing a career in vocal performance through advanced training at the Eastman School of Music.

The William Warfield Scholarship fund was founded to recognize the life and legacy of William Warfield. He was a soloist, recitalist, actor and narrator known worldwide. He died in 2002 at the age of 82.

Since being founded in 1977, the William Warfield Scholarship Fund has provided financial aid to more than 35 students at the Eastman School of Music.

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