Kelsey Harrison, mezzo-soprano, from Charlotte, North Carolina, will conduct a special performance for the residents of The Crossings at Ironbridge on Saturday, May 30,...

Kelsey Harrison, mezzo-soprano, from Charlotte, North Carolina, will conduct a special performance for the residents of The Crossings at Ironbridge on Saturday, May 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The public is also invited to attend this special event.  Harrison’s grandmother, Catherine Tierney, has been a resident of The Crossings at Ironbridge since 2013.

“My grandmother has attended every single recital I have ever given, that is why it is so important to me now to bring this recital to her.  She has always been my biggest fan and supporter,” Harrison said.

The program will feature Robert Schumann’s famous cycle Frauenliebe und -leben and will conclude with Benjamin Britten’s Cabaret Songs.  Selections by Händel, Rossini, and Bizet will also be performed by Harrison, accompanied by Richmond-area pianist, Daniel Stipe.  The same program that she presented for her Master’s Recital at The New England Conservatory of Music will be presented at The Crossings at Ironbridge in honor of her grandmother.

Kelsey recently graduated from The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where she earned a Master of Music degree under acclaimed tenor, Bradley Williams.  She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from The University of South Carolina.  Following her graduation, she moved to Germany to study under the American soprano Julie Davies at the Staatstheater Darmstadt. In addition to performing in Germany, the classically trained vocalist has showcased her talents in Canada, Great Britain and Italy.  Since returning to the states, she has performed several ensembles with Opera Carolina, including The Magic Flute & Les pêcheurs de perles.