IN TIMES LIKE THESE
An Evening of song with baritone Dorian hall & Pianist Tyler driskill
Friday, JANUARY 21st @ 8:00 PM
Presenting Art Songs by Ravel, Fauré, and Brahms, as well as Early Italian and African American compositions, baritone Dorian Payton Hall and pianist Tyler Driskill explore thematic complexities that range from love to sorrow and joy to inequality – all leading to the overarching message of HOPE!
COVID-19 Safety Policy for Indoor Concerts
- Moving forward, all patrons and artists who wish to attend or present performances indoors at KCH must provide a valid, complete COVID-19 vaccination card OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test performed within the previous 72 hours prior to entry. Such proof must be presented at concert check-in, may be displayed on a smartphone OR presented as a physical copy, and must also be accompanied by a matching, valid ID for verification.**
- Additionally, according to current CDC recommendations, masks are required for audiences inside the House and can only be removed when seated with a beverage (when available). When performing, artists may wear a mask, or not, at their own discretion.
**Proof of vaccination exceptions will be made for children under 12 and people with a medical condition or closely held religious beliefs that prevent vaccination. These guests must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours prior to entry.
Dorian Payton Hall (Baritone) is a freelance vocalist and music educator. Recently, he and Curtis Institute of Music faculty member Reese Revak presented a Virtual Concert of African American Art Songs and Arias that was featured in a spotlight by CBS-3 Philadelphia News.
A native of New Orleans, Dorian began his musical training in private lessons with the late Mrs. Louise D. Gable, as well as the Music Department of the New Orleans Public Schools. Later, he matriculated from Loyola University College of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree, and received his Masters from the University of Michigan.
As an active artist, he has appeared over the years with the Illinois Symphony, Los Angeles Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Michigan Opera Theatre (Detroit), New Orleans Opera, Capitol Opera, Delaware Valley Opera, the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, and the Brevard Music Festival. As a concert soloist Mr. Hall has been featured in Handel’s Messiah, the Faure Requiem, the Mozart Requiem, Mass in C Minor (Mozart), Brahms Requiem, Mass of the Children, A Gospel Mass, among others. His operatic credits include performances in Carmen, Manon (Massenet), Faust, Rigoletto, Nabucco, Don Carlo, Aida, La Traviata, Satyagraha, La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Manon Lescaut, Il Tabarro, Die Fledermaus, Der Fliegende Hollander, Tannhaeuser, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte, L’enfant et les sortilèges, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Porgy and Bess, and the De Organizer.
As a frequent collaborator, Dorian has shared the stage with renowned artists such as the late Moses Hogan, Delfeayo Marsalis, Logan Skelton, Stephen Smith, Jerry Blackstone, Willis Patterson, Kenneth Kiesler, Timothy Cheek, Anita Johnson, and Albinas Pringztas.
Before Hurricane Katrina, Dorian served as an elementary vocal music teacher for both Edgar P. Harney and Morris X. F. Jeff Public Schools in New Orleans. He has also taught at summer programs including the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan. Other teaching assignments and faculty positions have included the Ann Arbor Public Schools, Ypsilanti Schools, Germantown Friends School, and the Settlement Music School of Philadelphia.
Dorian currently resides in Philadelphia.