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Nicholas Phan: a Tenor with a Mission

Tenor Nicholas Phan, artistic director of the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago

Tenor Nicholas Phan, artistic director of the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago

WFMT Impromptu on Monday at 2:00 pm


“…to make Chicago a world home for the study and performance of art song and vocal chamber music.”

That is the goal of the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago. They’ve recruited tenor Nicholas Phan as artistic director, and are hosting the 2014 Collaborative Works Festival this week with Susanna Phillips, Michelle DeYoung, Kelley O’Connor, Joshua Hopkins, and Nicholas Phan.

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Tenor Nicholas Phan warms up for his WFMT recital

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Nicholas Phan returns to the Midwest after singing Bernstein’s Candide at the Tanglewood Festival. Mr. Phan performs a WFMT Impromptu on Monday at 2:00 pm. He’ll be performing in WFMT’s Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio, and chatting with Kerry Frumkin about the Institute’s mission to elevate Chicago as a world-class training center for vocal music.

Tenor Nicholas Phan warms up for WFMT recital

Tenor Nicholas Phan

Mr. Phan’s 2014 tour schedule includes Madrid, Cleveland, Vancouver, and Istanbul.

Mr. Phan joined with Nicholas Hutchinson and Shannon McGinnis to found the Collaborative Arts Institute, which presents recitals, masterclasses, and vocal coaching sessions throughout the year. The 2014 Festival runs September 11-14, with events at several Chicago area locations.

 

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