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Le Moyne College Presents Broadway Star and CNY Native Carrie Manolakos

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … On Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m., Le Moyne College’s music program will present their Gala Opening Night with vocalist Carrie Manolakos. This will mark Manolakos’ second appearance on the Le Moyne campus, having previously appeared in a concert version of Jason Robert Brown’s “The Last Five Years.” Manolakos will be joined by pianist Dominick Amendum, who currently serves as music director and conductor for the Broadway company of “Wicked.”

Held in the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts, the evening will feature Broadway and pop favorites, as well as original songs composed by Manolakos. Following the concert, audience members are invited to join in a champagne toast and will have the opportunity to meet the artists, as well as participate in a silent auction. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the music program at Le Moyne College, facilitating the maintenance and purchase of instruments, music, and the presentation of events throughout the 2010-2011 school year.

Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased by calling (315) 445-4523. Due to limited seating capacity, reservations are recommended.

About Carrie Manolakos
Upon graduating from Manlius Pebble Hill School in 2002, Manolakos attended New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. While attending NYU, Manolakos was cast in the touring production, and later in the Broadway company, of “Mamma Mia!,” the hit musical celebrating the music of ABBA. Most recently, she performed as the standby for Elphaba in the second national tour of “Wicked.”

About Music at Le Moyne College
The music program at Le Moyne College has grown from an intramural activity to an academic program supporting a number of vocal and instrumental ensembles. Our newly configured music minor, academic classes in music theory, lessons and individual instruction point toward a bright future for Le Moyne musicians.

A vital component of music at Le Moyne is our wide array of musical performance offerings each season. World-renowned artists perform alongside our student ensembles, creating a strong learning atmosphere for our students as well as excellent concert experiences for audience members. Additionally, the popular Piano at the Panasci series offers a wonderful acoustic experience in the stunning Panasci Family Chapel.

For more information, please visit the Web site for performing arts.

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posted on: 8/18/2010