Indianapolis, Oct. 16, 2018 – The Marianne Tobias Music Program at Eskenazi Health will showcase members of the Indianapolis Opera Resident Artists Program during a free concert on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis.

The concert will take place at noon in the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Concourse at the Eskenazi Health downtown campus at 720 Eskenazi Ave. All are welcome to attend the free performance. Parking is available in the Eskenazi Health Parking Garage.

Through its young artist development program, Indianapolis Opera delivers to young vocalists and musicians a complete training experience. Indianapolis Opera resident artists present operatic performances and education experiences throughout Indiana and in neighboring states. Since 1989, Indianapolis Opera has worked with over 130 young artists who have gone on to national and international careers in some of the world’s largest opera houses.

Indianapolis Opera Resident Artists who will perform at Eskenazi Health include:

Soprano: Anne Slovin
Slovin recently originated the role of Mica Segal in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s world premiere of The Property. In 2014, she was an Artist-in-Residence at Pensacola Opera, singing the roles of Frasquita in Carmen, Clorinda in La Cenerentola and Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte. She is a 2018 graduate of the Jacobs School of Music, where she sang the role of Clara in It’s a Wonderful Life.

Mezzo-soprano: Emily Spencer
A native of Celina, Ohio, Spencer is a first year member of the Resident Artists Program with the Indianapolis Opera. She previously worked with Palm Beach Opera, Opera Saratoga, Chautauqua Opera and ArtsEmerson. Spencer holds bachelors and master's degrees in voice from Northwestern University, as well as a post-graduate certificate from Boston University's Opera Institute.

Tenor: Kevin Adamik
Since joining the Indianapolis Opera’s Resident Artist Program this fall, Adamik has performed Parpignol (La Bohème) and will perform Romeo (Star Cross’d Lovers). Adamik holds degrees from Slippery Rock University and Cleveland Institute of Music. He has attended Chicago Summer Opera, Opera in the Ozarks and the NAPA Music Festival.

Bass-baritone: Michael Colman
Colman has performed across the country in roles ranging from the comedy of Mozart’s Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, to the drama of Britten's Collatinus in The Rape of Lucretia. Colman recently sang Schaunard in Indianapolis Opera's production of La Bohème. He has performed many roles and covers as an Apprentice Artist with several leading American companies including the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Virginia Opera, Utah Festival Opera and  Charlottesville Opera, among others.

Pianist: Jeeson Eun
A Korean-American native of Seoul, Korea, Eun is the Resident Pianist at Indianapolis Opera, and a collaborative pianist and vocal coach at Eastern Illinois University. She has been praised for her "strong play" and has established herself as a professional, accessible, and thoughtful vocal coach, pianist, recitalist and educator.

The Indianapolis Opera Resident Artists perform for over 30,000 people annually in schools, libraries, universities, senior residences, and community centers across the state of Indiana and beyond. As champions of the vocal arts, they fill the opera's mission to educate, inspire and entertain through the creation and presentation of musical storytelling for the Hoosier community.

Through the gift of an endowment and donation of a concert grand piano, the Marianne Tobias Music Program at Eskenazi Health is dedicated to bringing music to the healing environment at the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Eskenazi Health campus. From public concerts in the gardens to impromptu performances in the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Concourse at Eskenazi Health, the Marianne Tobias Music Program welcomes artists of diverse genres to expose patients, families and staff to a wide range of musical experiences.

To learn more about the Marianne Tobias Music Program at Eskenazi Health and to find a list of upcoming concerts, please contact the Eskenazi Health Foundation at 317.880.4900 or visit www.EskenaziHealthMusic.com.

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