University of Pittsburgh
February 8, 2007

Fifth Annual Valentine's Day Concert Featuring Daphne Alderson to Be Hosted by Pitt Feb. 14

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-Daphne Alderson, cabaret and classical singer, will perform in the University of Pittsburgh's Fifth Annual Valentine's Day Concert, titled "Songs for Dreamers," at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 in Heinz Memorial Chapel, Fifth and Bellefield avenues, Oakland.

Alderson will perform a selection of songs of love and joy for the young and young at heart. She draws her inspiration from the jazz styling of Ella Fitzgerald and the spicy rhythm of the Tango. Accompanying Alderson during the performance are Tom Roberts at the piano, Jeff Mangone on bass, and some of Pittsburgh's finest string players.

The concert will feature such songs as Gershwin's "He Loves and She Loves," Berlin's "Isn't This a Lovely Day," and Rodgers/Hart's "A Ship Without a Sail."

An adjunct applied voice instructor at Seton Hill University, Alderson made her 1998 debut in the New York City cabaret "Songs and Chansons." She also has performed in New York City's Avery Fisher and Merkin halls; the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.; and various churches and arts organizations throughout the United States, Canada, and Italy.

General admission is $20, and tickets for seniors and students are $12. Advanced reservations are recommended. For further information on reservations or concert schedules, call 412-624-4157 or visit www.heinzchapel.pitt.edu.

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