The Sunny Side Jazz Brunch – SOLD OUT
The Sunny Side Jazz Brunch calls to the experiences of legendary Creole Jazz brunches at Commander’s Palace and Brennan’s, and features a performance of classic New Orleans tunes by accomplished bass-baritone André Courville.
A Louisiana native, Courville is the recipient of top awards in eight national and international vocal competitions, including First Prize in Los Angeles’s Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition and Top Prize in New York’s Gerda Lissner Foundation International Vocal Competition.
Attendees will enjoy brunch fare from award-winning Chef Jeremy Conner alongside New Orleans-inspired drinks. The event also features a live auction with art-filled and adventurous experiences available for bidding, led by guest auctioneer Senator Fred Mills.
All funds raised from the Sunny Side Jazz Brunch will support the AcA’s performing arts programs, offering national acts of music, dance, and theater in Lafayette, as well as the expansion of AcA’s Arts in Education work into new schools and parishes around the rural regions of Acadiana.
AcA currently presents more than 30 major original productions each year in the James Devin Moncus Theater in Downtown Lafayette and brings dynamic and engaging arts experiences to more than 25,000 school aged youth in Acadiana each year at no cost to the students.
About the Featured Musician:
Bass-baritone André Courville is a star on opera stages throughout the world. His voice has been called “jaw-dropping”, “supercharged”, “splendid”, and “lush” by Opera News, “warm” and “rich” by The Washington Post, and “imposing” by The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Recent and upcoming engagements with some of the most celebrated companies in Europe, Asia, and America include debuts at Zurich Opera in Switzerland; Opéra National de Bordeaux, Opéra de Rouen Normandie, and Opéra de Limoges in France; Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Italy; Karlsruhe’s Badisches Staatstheater in Germany; the Moscow Philharmonic at Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Russia; Guangzhou Opera in China; Houston Grand Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Dallas Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Arizona Opera, Kentucky Opera, Spelt Festival USA in Charleston, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Berkshire Opera Festival, Caramoor Music Festival, and Opera Lafayette in New York City and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, among others.
He has also appeared at Carnegie Hall numerous times since his debut there with Opera Orchestra of New York. Trained at the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, the Cecilia, Louisiana native has been honored with the ABC Fund’s Rising Star ICON Award. He is also recipient of top awards in eight national and international vocal competitions, including First Prize in Los Angeles’s Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition and Top Prize in New York City’s Gerda Lissner Foundation International Vocal Competition.