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CANCELLED: Clipper Erickson and Gregory Hopkins: Works by Nathaniel Dett
February 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
This concert has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconveniences. We look forward to their performances in the future.
Preservation New Jersey is honored to welcome pianist Clipper Erickson and tenor Gregory Hopkins back to the beautiful acoustic space of the 1867 Sanctuary for a program of works by Nathaniel Dett.
Clipper Erickson‘s series of CD releases, including My Cup Runneth Over, the complete piano works of Nathaniel Dett, have received considerable critical acclaim and have often been featured on radio stations throughout the United States. He continues to be active in premiering and promoting new works by American composers.
Erickson made his debut as a soloist with the Young Musicians Foundation Orchestra at age nineteen in Los Angeles. After studies at The Juilliard School, Yale University, and Indiana University with the renowned British pianist John Ogdon, his interpretations began earning prizes at international competitions including the Busoni, William Kapell, and the American Pianists Association. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras and in recitals in some of the most famous concert venues in the world, including the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Visit his web site at www.clippererickson.com.
Gregory Hopkins received his bachelor’s degree in voice from Temple University, master’s degree in opera from Curtis Institute of Music and doctoral degree in music from Belford University. He has won prizes in competitions including The Verdi Prize in Busetto, Italy; Outstanding Tenor Award, Mantova, Italy; The Dealy Award and the Opera Index Grant. He has served on the faculties of the Community College of Philadelphia, Morgan State University, Westminster Choir College and the NY Seminary of the East. In November 2017 he appeared at the 1867 Sanctuary in his role as the Artistic Director for the Harlem Opera Theater.