Soprano Martha Lopez Performs

Soprano Martha Lopez, who teaches in her Sarasota studio and at Manatee Community College (MCC) Bradenton, will perform at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19, in Neel Performing Arts Center, located off 26th Street at 60th Avenue West, MCC Bradenton.  She will perform works by classical composers Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Poulenc, Ginastera and Bernstein.

A native of New Jersey, Lopez first trained as a classical pianist. While earning a bachelor's degree at Stetson University, DeLand, she went on an Austrian cultural tour and discovered a passion for opera. She studied at MCC and earned a master's degree in vocal performance from the University of South Florida (USF).

Lopez regularly performs as a soloist in concerts and recitals, including appearances in USF opera productions and with the MCC Chamber Orchestra. She still studies with prominent voice pedagogue Shirlee Emmons of New York, N.Y.

General admission for the concert is $8. Admission is $4 for Florida students and MCC staff. For more information, call the Neel Box Office at (941) 752-5252. For directions to Neel Performing Arts Center, visit MCC's Web site at


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