The Bushnell's Ensign-Darling Fellows to Play Free Concert, 6/15
The Education Department at The Bushnell will present the 12th annual Ensign-Darling Vocal Fellows concert at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, 2014 in The Bushnell's Belding Theater, 166 Capitol Avenue in Hartford. This season's Fellows are Emily Bautista of Simsbury, Michael Dikegoros of Wethersfield, Stephanie Evans of Avon, Cooper Kendall of Old Lyme, Nathaniel Ross of Waterford, Lucy Tomasso of Farmington, and Kelly Whitesell of Hebron. The concert is free and open to the public. Seating is general admission on a first come/first served basis.
The Ensign-Darling Vocal Fellowship is a full-scholarship vocal program for a select number of very talented and highly-motivated high school-aged singers interested in classical and theatrical music. Founded in 2002, the fellowship fosters the education and careers of young, serious singers through private voice lessons, vocal coaching, tutoring in musical skills, master classes, and performance opportunities. The fellowships, made possible by a generous gift from the Darling family of Simsbury, present singers with an exciting and unique opportunity to pursue their passion for music.
Since the Fellowship's founding, 47 Connecticut students have been named Fellows and many have continued to sing in well-known colleges and conservatories. Our graduates are now performing on stages throughout the world, including national and international Broadway tours, cabarets and regional theaters.