WITH GREAT VOICE: Baritone Sidney Outlaw débuted on June 5 in Moscow.
by Patrick D. McCoy
Sidney Outlaw is a singer that has caught the attention of many in the world of classical music and performing arts. The Brevard, North Carolina native has performed in many prestigious concert halls and venues throughout the U.S. Whether is Carnegie Hall or a community center, Outlaw is a gracious artist who openly shares his talent with the world. The singer came to prominence after winning many important competitions, including being awarded the Grand Prize of the Concurso Internacional de Canto Montserrat Caballe in 2010. New York audiences recently heard him in a highly heralded recital at the Riverside Church.
His latest travels have landed him in Russia as a cultural ambassador, performing on a special tour with Michelle Bradley, American pianist Katie Mahan, and conductor Mark Mandarano. Outlaw shared his passion for the composer Gershwin, whose music is featured in the concert. ” I love Gershwin! July 11th, 2017 marks 80 years since the death of George Gershwin, who died tragically young at the age of 38″ Outlaw shared. The concert took place in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.
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–A native of Petersburg, Virginia, Patrick D. McCoy is a graduate of Virginia State University and Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia. He has been an arts contributor for Examiner.com, CBS Washington, The Afro American Newspaper and most recently was the Performing Arts Columnist at Washington Life Magazine for four years. As a church musician, he currently serves as Organist/Choirmaster at Saint John’s Episcopal Church (Zion Parish) in Beltsville, Maryland. Visit www.patrickdmccoy.com for all of your arts news and send press releases and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. He dedicates his musical pursuits to the Glory of God, in loving memory of his mother Velma Ann McCoy-Pulley (1956-2017).