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4:09 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Simon Estes Live: Today at 2:00 pm

Join us Thursday afternoon to hear one of the great musicians of our time, Simon Estes, as he tells us about his extraordinary work as a musician, humanitarian, and educator. Born in Centerville, IA, where his father worked as a coal miner, Estes was the first black male artist ever to appear at the Bayreuth Festival (he is one of the rare singers  to triumph in all of Wagner's major operas) and has sung lead roles with all of the world's great opera houses and orchestras. He has sung at the White House for six American Presidents and in international events for such figures as Nelson Mandela.

Simon Estes
Simon Estes