Former MPBN radio host Suzanne Nance left some pretty big shoes to fill when she left Maine to pursue a new gig at WFMT-FM, a commercial classical music station in Chicago. Despite her departure, fate smiled on the Franco Center when she agreed to return to Lewiston in 2014 for an encore performance here that will give her fans all over Maine something to look forward to over the long, cold winter.
When Nance, a veteran broadcaster and talented soprano, announced last July that she would be leaving her job as the host of MPBN Radio's "Morning Classical Music" show to pursue a golden opportunity with a classical music powerhouse in the Windy City, tens of thousands of her fans in Maine were heartbroken. Deep down, however, they recognized it was the professional opportunity of a lifetime for her and one she could not pass up, especially given her love of classical music and the chance play a part in the world-renowned Lyric Opera of Chicago's productions and live broadcasts.
But Nance's announcement was not so much "goodbye" as much as it was "until we meet again." She developed a soft spot for the Franco Center and its unparalleled acoustics among Maine classical music venues after her "Chansons de la vie et de l'amour" concert in May 2013, so much so that despite moving to Chicago, she plans to return to the Franco Center in 2014 for an appearance that will put an emphatic exclamation mark on the 2013-14 season.
Join Suzanne along with tenor John McVeigh and pianist Martin Perry for "Music of the Night" a concert will feature music that celebrates everything from the stars to the lights of Broadway. Nance, McVeigh and Perry make a dynamic trio that entertain and inspire with opera arias, art songs and Broadway show tunes!
46 Cedar St.
Lewiston, ME 04240
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