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Justin Austin & Howard Watkins

February 25, 2024

110 Orchard Road, Newark, DE 19716

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    100 minutes including intermission | Ages 10+ | In Person, Livestream, or On Demand​ Discover the exceptional artistry of baritone Justin Austin, hailed as a “gentle actor and elegant musician” by Opera News and praised for his mellifluous voice in The Wall Street Journal. A multifaceted musician, Mr. Austin’s repertoire spans jazz, R&B, musical theatre, opera, and oratorio, collaborating with renowned artists such as Aretha Franklin and Elton John. He strongly believes in using his artistry to benefit communities worldwide, working with organizations like MEND and QSAC to perform benefit concerts for those in need. American pianist Howard Watkins is celebrated as a frequent collaborator with the world’s leading musicians and an acclaimed assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera. He has performed in iconic venues around the globe and has served on the faculties of institutions such as Tanglewood Music Center and Aspen Music Festival. In honor of Black History Month, this vocal-piano power duo will perform a diverse program that centers on pieces by composers of color.​ “Young baritone Justin Austin sang ‘Peculiar Grace’... with burnished sound and vulnerability.” - The New York Times​ on Justin Austin​ ...

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