WESTPORT, Conn. -- Recording artist Marcus Simeone will be joined by his lyrical duet partner Maria Ottavia and multi award-winning pianist-arranger Tracy Stark in a special Valentine's Day concert Sunday, Feb. 14 in the Westport Library’s McManus Room.
The program is free and open to the public. The theme of love will be portrayed from works by Rodgers, Hart and Hammerstein through contemporary pop.
Simeone is a multi-award winning vocalist known for his five-octave tenor, and has been compared by critics to Johnny Mathis and Luther Vandross. He has been performing in and leading orchestras for the last decade.
Simeone has won five MAC Awards for both singing and songwriting, as well as the Bistro Award, the Cabaret Hotline Award and awards from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs and Back Stage. He has also been invited many times to perform at the annual Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention.
Ottavia is a New York City-based vocalist who has appeared in cabarets and clubs around the New York metropolitan area. She was one of the top five out of 40 performers in the Metropolitan Rooms Metrostar Talent competition, and was a resident cantor at St Patricks Cathedral.
Pianist, arranger, conductor, singer and songwriter Stark is an eight-time MAC Award winner in the categories of Music Director, Piano Bar Entertainer and Song of the Year. She is a Bistro Award winner for Musical Direction and winner of the Dottie Burman Songwriter of the Year Award.
She has worked with Lesley Gore, Phoebe Snow, Karen Black, Randy Jones, Jimmy Osmond, Tovah Feldshuh, Eric Millegan, Tonya Pinkins, Ann Crumb, Marni Nixon, and hundreds of other rock, jazz and Broadway vocalists. She has played and conducted on television shows, including "The Today Show."
For further information about the concert, phone 203-291-4800 or check westportlibrary.org.
The concert will begin at 2 p.m.
The library is at 20 Jesup Road, Westport.
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