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eric_owensFor 83 years, the annual Gratwick Concert has brought some of the world’s most renowned classical musicians to Milton’s campus. This week, the tradition continued as the Gratwick series presented Grammy Award-winning bass-baritone Eric Owens.

Joined by pianist Warren Jones, Owens performed on Sunday evening in Straus Library, singing music of Wolf, Schumann, Schubert, Debussy, Ravel and Wagner. On Monday, he led a master class with seniors, Alé Gianino and Sage Warner, followed by a discussion with a group of Milton’s chamber singers.

According to the IMG Artists Web site, “Eric Owens has carved a unique place in the contemporary opera world as both an esteemed interpreter of classic works and a champion of new music. Equally at home in concert, recital and opera performances, Owens continues to bring his powerful poise, expansive voice and instinctive acting faculties to stages around the world.”

The Gratwick Concert foundation was established by Dr. Mitchell Gratwick, a master at the Academy, in memory of his wife, Katharine Perkins Gratwick, who was a graduate of the Girls’ School, Class of 1924.