Vanderbilt Blair School of Music to host events on Wilson Lawn April 16 and 18

After a year of online-only performances, Vanderbilt Blair School of Music will host two in-person events this week to be held at the outdoor stage on Wilson Lawn. Admission is free, but tickets are required.

Vanderbilt Opera Theatre will present Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring on Friday, April 16. The work is a musically complex yet hilariously funny comic opera about an innocent young man who breaks free from the conventions and expectations of society. A pre-show talk hosted by musicology professor Joy Calico will be at 6:45 p.m., followed by the performance at 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 6:15 p.m.

Steel Dores, the Vanderbilt steel drum band, will host its final performance of the semester on Sunday, April 18. The band will play island-inflected favorites perfect for a physically distanced dance party. The performance begins at 5 p.m., with gates opening at 4:30 p.m.

Both performances will be held on Wilson Lawn, next to the Kissam Center complex.

All university COVID-19 safety protocols will be enforced. Only current Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are permitted to attend, and a valid Vanderbilt ID will be required for admission.