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Summer Concert Series

Summer Concert Series: Jodi Burns & Thao Nguyen

Sunday, August 18, 2019
4:00 pm6:00 pm
Summer Concert Series: Jodi Burns & Thao Nguyen

Soprano Jodi Burns and baritone Thao Nguyen bring vocal virtuosity in a sultry summer duet that will cover everything from Opera to Broadway.

Our concert series brings touring artists for intimate performances in the museum. Programs range from classical to old-time, traditional Appalachian to jazz - with something for all ages. Our concert series runs monthly from June to September, as well as special events.

Concerts are on Sundays from 4 p.m. until approximately 6 p.m. They take place in our intimate Atrium, which seats 60 guests. Seating is first come, first served and the museum opens at 1 p.m. on Sundays during the summer. Each concert will have a brief intermission.

Ticket Info

Tickets for the 2018 season are now on sale and can be purchased online or in person at BRAHM’s front desk during regular museum hours.

Advance Purchase: $13, members, students, seniors, military, EBT cardholders / $18 all others

Day of Show: $15, members, students, seniors, military, EBT cardholders / $20 all others
*Day of show tickets only available at the BRAHM front desk. Call us at (828) 295-9099.**

About the Performers

Jodi Burns has been described as singing with a “plush voice and rich expressivity”(The New York Times). In her appearance in the Southeastern premiere of Kevin Puts’ Silent Night, (Piedmont Opera),The Winston-Salem Journal noted, “Burns dazzled with her lustrous soprano and bright charisma. The production is elevated whenever she appears on stage." Whether performing in intimate venues or on the opera stage, she appeals to a rich and diverse audience.

Her most recent appearance was playing Adina in Piedmont Opera's production of Donizetti's, "The Elixir of Love."

She appeared at BRAHM in the summer of 2018 in collaboration with composer Ken Frazelle, singing a concert of music from his "Appalachian Songbooks 1&2" and "Songs from the Rearview Mirror".

Other roles include, Ann Trulove (The Rake's Progress) and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) with The Princeton Festival, Micaela (Carmen), Josephine (H.M.S. Pinafore), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Barbarina (The Marriage of Figaro), the Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel), and Ida (Die Fledermaus) with Piedmont Opera and conductor Jamie Allbritten, and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) with Opera Theatre of the Rockies, Mary Turner (Carolina Chamber Symphony Players, Of Thee I Sing, Gershwin).

Jodi sings frequently with the Winston-Salem Symphony, The North Carolina Symphony, and The Piedmont Wind Symphony, including with PWS a concert of her own compositions along with her band Judy Barnes. She also had the pleasure of singing with the PWS and Ben Folds at his 2015 “Home for the Holidays” Concert.

Jodi holds a Masters of Music from UNCSA where studied with Dr. Marilyn Taylor. BME from The Ohio State University. She teaches voice and piano at the UNCSA Community Music School and in her home in Winston-Salem.

Thao Nguyen is acclaimed for his "velvety baritone and his ease and grace on stage." At home on the classical and contemporary stage and a proud graduate of UNC School of the Arts, Mr. Nguyen has performed with many companies on the east coast including Connecticut Opera, Playhouse on Park, Piedmont Opera, Mountain Theatre, Lees McRae Theatre and Temple Theatre. A champion of new works, his 2019 season included debuting a new operatic work in Washington, D.C. Abie's Chinese Rose for Harbin Opera. In the spring he will rejoin the Moramus Chorale in Winston Salem as their bass soloist in Ernst Wolf’s Easter Cantata and Faure's Requiem and will perform in Piedmont Opera's The Elixir of Love. Also active on film and TV, Mr. Nguyen is represented by The Brock Agency for Film/TV/Commercial. You can follow him on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @thetaoofThao and www.thaotnguyen.com for further information.