Lyric soprano, Alabama native to perform at Jule Collins Smith Museum March 29

AUBURN – The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University will host lyric soprano and Alabama native Christina Burroughs, with pianist Nicole Agostin, Thursday, March 29, from noon to 1 p.m. The free public performance is part of the museum’s weekly series, A Little Lunch Music.

With few exceptions, the pieces in the program will have a familiar theme.

“Pretty much, it’s about some stage of love: the newness of love, the tenderness of love and the devastation after loss of love,” said Burroughs.

Originally from Wetumpka, Burroughs left to study voice at the University of Alabama and later at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Now after a season of touring and performing in roles from Mimì in La boèhme to Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera, Burroughs is back home in Alabama. She teaches music at both Faulkner University and Southern Union State Community College.

Auburn resident Agostino is finishing her doctoral degree at Florida State University. She has performed for the series before as a soloist and in a collaborating role.

The program is being sponsored by the Auburn law firm of Haygood, Cleveland, Pierce, Mattson and Thompson, LLP.

A Little Lunch Music will continue its 2012 spring season until May 17. Among those scheduled to perform are Robin Scott, the new violin fellow with the Montgomery Symphony, and his wife, cellist Ahrim Kim. The series’ house group is The Woodfield Trio that performs throughout the season.

Next Thursday, April 5, the series will present pianist Michelle Huang who teaches at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Fla.

Those interested in supporting the series should contact Brett Evans, the museum’s director of development, at or (334) 844-7945.

For more information about A Little Lunch Music, contact Patrick McCurry at or go online to for a detailed schedule. For more about the Café or the museum’s fine art exhibitions, contact Colleen Bourdeau at, visit the museum online at or call (334) 844-1484.

(Contributed by Colleen Bourdeau.)

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