First Broman Concert of 2022

October 6, 2022

The annual Broman Concert Series will open with a duo performance by internationally acclaimed tenor Daniel McGrew and award-winning pianist Sophia Zhou. 

The Mary Baldwin University music department is excited to announce its annual Broman Concert Series will open with a duo performance by internationally acclaimed tenor Daniel McGrew and award-winning pianist Sophia Zhou. 

They’ll take the stage on Monday, October 10, at 7:30 pm in Francis Auditorium. 

The annual Broman Concert Series will open with a duo performance by internationally acclaimed tenor Daniel McGrew and award-winning pianist Sophia Zhou. 

A Boston Globe critic recently described the experience of witnessing McGrew’s uncanny abilities as visceral: “[I was] jolted by [his] viciously beautiful timbre.”  

McGrew has won acclaim for performing across a broad range of mediums including opera, musical theatre, classical music, and new music. He has appeared at renowned venues throughout the U.S. and won numerous major awards — including first prize at 2010’s Classical Singer Competition, being named a 2011 White House Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and winning the 2021 Young Concert Artists International auditions. Upcoming performances include debuts at The Kennedy Center and New York’s Merkin Hall. 

Critics have described Zhou as “one of the most dynamic and versatile young musicians of her generation.” The New York based pianist has performed at acclaimed venues worldwide — ranging from New York’s Carnegie Weil Concert Hall, the Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C., the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, National Library of Catalonia, Sevilla’s Juventudes Musicales, and the Shanghai Concert Hall. She is currently the director of chamber music at the Stissing Center in New York.

Audiences at the MBU performance will be treated to a varied program of classical and musical theatre selections, including works by Brahms, Debussy, Britten, Christopher Berg, and Noel Coward. 

Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. They are $25 for the general public, $20 for seniors, and $5 for non-MBU students. Admission is free for Mary Baldwin students, faculty, and staff, with no need to reserve advance tickets. Season tickets are also available.  

“Two of the most dynamic and versatile young musicians of their generation!”

Interested in learning more about concerts at MBU? CLICK HERE for a complete schedule of Broman Concerts, Sunday Recitals, and Choir events.  

Highlights include performances by Navajo pianist and composer Connor Chee in November, the second annual MBU Holiday Festival in December, violist Jordan Bak in February, and more. 

The annual Carl Broman Concert Series was established in 1979 with a mission of bringing gifted professional musicians from around the world to the Mary Baldwin campus.