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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with Robert White
March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
We are pleased to welcome acclaimed tenor Robert White for an afternoon of music celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, accompanied by Philip Edward Fisher on piano.
In a long lifetime of singing, the American tenor Robert White has sung for five U.S. Presidents; Britain’s Queen Mother and Prince Charles; The Royal Family of Monaco; and Pope John Paul II.
Robert White’s musical versatility is expressed in a vast range of song beginning in the 1940’s and 50’s, when he sang and acted on NY radio with such luminaries of his childhood years as Bing Crosby, Fred Allen, Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart, Beatrice Lillie, Kate Smith and Bob Hope.
Robert White has recorded extensively for RCA, EMI, Virgin, Sony, Arabesque and Hyperion with colleagues Yo-Yo Ma, Placido Domingo, William Bolcom and Stephen Hough in music ranging from Handel and Beethoven to Richard Rodgers and Victor Herbert.
Robert White has achieved particular success for his singing of Irish Songs. As the son of an Irish born mother, and an American born tenor (Joseph White, known as The Silver Masked Tenor on early NBC radio) this gift came quite naturally to Robert. In 1984, when BBC Television was preparing its 100th Anniversary tribute to the famous Irish tenor John McCormack, they chose Robert to present that tenor’s story, while singing many of McCormack’s most popular Irish melodies.
Many honors have come Robert’s way. These include the William Schuman Scholars Award from Julliard, as well as the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society’s Award for Artistic Excellence. Mr. White is on the Morgan Library Music Advisory Board and The New York Metropolitan Museum’s Musical Instruments Committee.
Mr. White is a member of both the Julliard Voice Faculty and CUNY Doctoral Voice Program and maintains an active and highly successful musical career.