The musical collaboration of pianist Artina McCain and soprano Icy Simpson started as a last-minute music student thing.
Just a couple years back, when both musicians were in graduate school at the University of Texas’ Butler School of Music, McCain needed a vocalist to join her in a required recital. She tapped Simpson. And the two performed “Three Dream Portraits” by noted African-American composer Margaret Bonds, who set three poems by Langston Hughes to music.
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‘I, Too’ CD release concert
When: 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: First Evangelical Free Church, 4220 Monterey Oaks Blvd.
Information: www.artinamccain.com, www.icyrsimpson.com. Directions and venue information: 891-1692.