Guest Artist: Carla Canales, mezzo-soprano & Bradley Moore, piano

September 24

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Hamilton Hall

Audience: Alumni,  Current Student,  Faculty,  Families,  Neighbor or Friend,  Prospective Student,  Staff

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General Admission - $24
DU Students and Faculty – Free with ID
Non-DU students - $6 with ID
Complimentary parking

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Concert program

Building Bridges through Song

Over the ages, music has channeled cultural exchange, bridged world diplomacy, and inspired social progress. This program traces that impact through songs in various languages and styles, from Spanish folk songs, to classical art songs, to newly commissioned songs by female-identifying composers.


Carla Canales, mezzo-soprano

Carla Dirlikov Canales is an internationally renowned mezzo-soprano who has also received recognition as a cultural entrepreneur and social advocate. She has been praised by Opera Magazine for a voice that “grabs the heartstrings with its dramatic force and musicality” and is known for her portrayal of Carmen, which she has played close to 100 times in over 12 countries. In 2018 she was named one of Musical America’s 30 Movers and Shapers. In 2016 she founded The Canales Project, a non-profit that gives voice to issues of identity through music.

Bradley Moore, pianist

Bradley Moore has performed as a soloist with orchestras across the country.  He has performed in recital and in recordings with many of the world’s great singers. He has been Associate Music Director at the Houston Grand Opera and an assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, the Salzburg Festival, Opéra National de Paris, the Canadian Opera Company, and the Los Angeles Opera.