Tenor Jackson Caesar to Perform Songs of Inspiration and Love; FREE Student and SU Faculty Admission

Winchester, VA 5/9/14…Tenor Jackson Caesar will perform songs of inspiration and love in a special 2 p.m. Mother’s Day concert at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) this Sunday, May 11.

Presented by the Museum in partnership with Shenandoah Conservatory, the concert is free to MSV Members, all Shenandoah University students and faculty (with identification), and youth ages 12 and under.  For all others, the cost is just $10 ($8 youth/senior) and includes the performance and admission to the Museum exhibitions and Glen Burnie Gardens.

A masters of music student at Shenandoah Conservatory and native of Oklahoma City, Jackson Caesar studied under internationally acknowledged tenor and scholar Richard Miller at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in Oberlin, Ohio. A current resident of Washington, DC, Caesar received his bachelor’s degree in music from the University of the District of Columbia. A versatile tenor, Jackson Caesar has performed in four languages and five genres.

For his afternoon concert at the MSV, Caesar—who refers to himself as a “pop-inspirational singer”—will perform songs of inspiration and love in honor of Mother’s Day. The program will include a total of twelve songs and will feature works composed by artists such as George and Ira Gershwin (“‘S Wonderful”), Paul Simon (“Mother and Child Reunion”), Billy Joel (“Just the Way You Are”), and Dolly Parton (“I Will Always Love You”).

Those planning to attend Sunday afternoon’s performance are encouraged to arrive early; seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets for the show will be available at the Visitor Information Desk beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Before or after the performance, concert-goers are encouraged to enjoy the MSV exhibitions and the Museum’s six-acre Glen Burnie Gardens. The gardens and galleries will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and the Museum Café by Bonnie Blue will offer lunch and desserts from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia.  The MSV complex—which includes the Museum, the Glen Burnie House, and six acres of gardens—is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Museum galleries are open year-round; the house and gardens are open April through October. The Glen Burnie House will reopen on June 10 following an extensive preservation project. Additional information is available at www.theMSV.org or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235.