This event will take place during Alumni Weekend 2022.
Duration: 70 minutes, suggested ages 6 and up
For the first time since their sold-out Carnegie Hall concert in 2019, Ensemble-in-Residence 6-WIRE returns to the UD stage for a family-friendly performance featuring musicians who can comfortably switch between musical styles such as classical, jazz, world and rock. In summer of 2020, 6-WIRE released a new CD titled “6-WIRE on 57th,” featuring many UD faculty and ensembles performing the program they premiered at Carnegie Hall. This spring they will collaborate with guest artists to perform music from many styles and give the world premiere of new crossover music commissioned for the ensemble.
Collaborating with 6-WIRE is singer Alexander Kariotis, professor of voice at The University of Texas at El Paso. Weaving timeless operatic arias amid soaring rock melodies, supported by the powerhouse rock rhythm section of his Rock Opera Band, Alexander’s unique mix of vocal styles leaves his audience exhilarated and breathless. As an operatic tenor, a Broadway leading man and a classical crossover artist, Alexander has performed internationally in many prominent venues, such as Avery Fisher Hall and the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as the Columbia Artists/Broadway tour of “Master Class.” Joining Alexander are his band members Kevin Brown, Hal Hirsch, and Alan Michaels.