Happy Birthday, Francois Clemmons!

Join the Middlebury College community as it celebrates tentor Francois Clemmons' 65th Birthday Celebration. A special 4 p.m. concert will be held in the Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall.

Alexander Twilight Artist in Residence Clemmons presents a joyful concert to celebrate his 65th birthday. For this concert, he is accompanied by Affiliate Artist Cynthia Huard. Special guests include student a cappella group "Stuck in the Middle," and the MLK Spiritual Choir.

The program includes Frauenliebe und- leben by Robert Schumann and a selection of spirituals. Clemmons's distinguished career has taken him from the Metropolitan Opera to the Harlem Spiritual Ensemble.

Clemmons earned a Grammy Award for his performance as "Sportin' Life" in Porgy and Bess with the Cleveland Orchestra in 1973.

Clemmons is best known for his role as the friendly policeman, Officer Clemmons, on the PBS-TV children's program "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood".

The event is free.

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