Mark Shelton, tenor soloist and section leader, presented a recital on Saturday, April 29th as part of a fundraising campaign. Mark has been invited to Aquilon Music Festival in McMinnville, Oregon to sing the role of "Don Ottavio" in Mozart's opera Don Giovanni, and he will also be featured in lieder recitals and an opera scenes program. Summer music festivals like the Aquilon Music Festival are important bridges from graduate school to a career as a professional musician. Understandably, many of these festivals end up costing the young artist a substantial amount of money, as there are the expenses of tuition, housing, and travel. Mark's expenses will total $2500 this summer, and he will continue taking donations toward meeting those expenses until June 25th. If you were unable to attend the recital in person, he hopes that you will enjoy this recording. Thank you in advance for your support!