Guest Artists Thomasson and Linquist Present “In Praise of Women!”

(Bradenton, Fla., August 23, 2013) — Guest artists Dr. John Thomasson, bass baritone, and Thérèse Lindquist, piano, will present “In Praise of Women!” at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24, in State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota’s (SCF) Neel Performing Arts Center at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West. Thomasson also will present a master class at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the SCF Music Building, room 189. The master class is free and open to the public.

“In Praise of Women!” will feature songs in German, French and English as well as musical theatre and cabaret songs. The concert also includes songs that explore a man’s fascination with a woman, including “The Girl that I Marry” and “Epitaph for a Wife.”

Thomasson has a doctorate in voice performance from the University of Iowa and performance degrees in opera and German art song from the Mozarteum University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Salzburg, Austria. He has performed with opera companies and orchestras in the United States and Europe and regularly sings with the Bach Festival of Central Florida and the Imperial Symphony Orchestra in Lakeland. Thomasson is the director of opera theatre and a music faculty member at Florida Southern College where he teaches voice and German diction.

Lindquist, a native of Sweden, is professor of lied and oratorio at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. She has won international prizes for her accompaniment and has recorded with soprano Dana McKay and baritone Wolfgang Holzmair.

General admission is $10. Tickets are $5 for students and SCF employees. For more information, contact the SCF music department at 941-752-5351 or Neel Performing Arts Center Box Office at 941-752-5252. Visit Maps and directions are online at

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