Concert for Voice and Piano Featuring Contralto Leslie Jones to Be Performed March 1


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Leslie Jones is an associate professor of music at Southeast Missouri State University.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 22, 2007 — Leslie Jones, contralto, and Matt Yount, piano, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. March 1 in Old St. Vincent’s Church in downtown Cape Girardeau.

The program will feature relatively contemporary classical music, dating from the early 20th to the early 21st century, including “Quattro Rispetti” by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, “Ariettes Oubliées” by Claude Debussy and “Four Last Songs” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, among others.

Jones is an associate professor of music at Southeast Missouri State University.  She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from Southeastern Louisiana University and her doctor of musical arts degree from the Conservatory of Music at University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Jones specializes in music for low women’s voices, co-directs the Opera/Music Theatre Workshop and teaches studio voice, diction and music appreciation.  Matt Yount, a staff accompanist at Southeast, holds a bachelor of science degree in mathematics, a bachelor of music degree in piano performance, and a master’s degree in music education, all from Southeast Missouri State University. He has won several competitions including the Missouri Music Teacher’s Association student auditions and the Concerto and Aria Competition at Southeast Missouri State University.

Tickets for the March 1 concert are available in advance through the Performing Arts Box Office by calling (573) 651-2265, or at the door, the night of the concert.  Senior and student discounts are available in advance only, so those eligible for discounts are encouraged to buy their tickets early.