N'Kenge to Perform with the Baltimore Symphony, 6/2-5
N'Kenge, symphony siren and Broadway Diva (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim on Sondheim), is back with Master Pops conductor Jack Everly in "HairSpray : In Concert" at the Baltimore Symphony, Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 8pm at the Strathmore Theatre, Friday, June 3rd, 2016 at 8pm at the Meyeroff Theatre, Saturday June 4th, 3pm and 8pm at the Meyerhoff, and Sunday, June 5th, 2016, at 3pm at the Meyerhoff Hall.
N'Kenge, one of the industry's most innovative voices; has a range that lends itself well to a show of this kind. The NY Post called N'Kenge "Electrifying" in the role of Mary Wells that she originated in Broadway's Smash Hit Motown: The Musical, and while at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in March 2016 in the BROADWAY DIVAS Show, DCMetroTheatreArts.com wrote, N'Kenge brought down the house with her emotional yet powerful version of "And I am Telling You I'm Not Going". Her Beautiful voice was raw with need, yet still strong - and oh my goodness, those sustained high notes! It was indeed a highlight"
She is thrilled to join this All Star Cast of powerhouse singers such as Paul Vogt, Laura Marie Rondinella, George Wendt, Julie Kavanagh, Beth Leavel and many others for four nights of fun-filled, get-out-of-your seat performances. "You can't stop the beat" in this encore performance of a semi-staged concert production featuring full orchestra, vocalists and Baltimore's own John Waters as narrator. Relive 2013's sold out performances of this quirky classic through your favorite songs from the musical that follows a young girl's dream to star in a dance show as she ends up changing the world.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra was established in 1916 and was reorganized as a private institution in 1942. It is recognized internationally for being amongst the world's most important orchestras. Acclaimed for its enduring pursuit of artistic excellence, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has attracted a large following, both nationally and internationally, while still maintaining its bonds throughout Maryland through education and community outreach programs.