San Angelo artists collaborate for concert in their hometown

SAN ANGELO, Texas – Opera singer Joshua Diaz will join pianist and conductor Adam A. Torres for an evening of concerts Friday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. at The Elta Joyce Murphey Auditorium at San Angelo City Hall takes place .

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts presents this concert as an extension of the Chamber Music Series, which features musicians from all cultures in Texas and the United States.

This recital featuring the two San Angelo artists is sponsored by Mark McLaughlin. There is no entry fee.

Masks are not required but recommended.

Diaz and Torres will present many pieces of music in their concert, including Neapolitan songs, Ukrainian solo piano pieces, music arranged by Diaz from Mexico and more.

Diaz will appear on his hometown stage after performing at the Arts Club of Washington in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

“In a way, this concert marked my return to the concert stage after the onset of the pandemic,” noted Diaz. “During this pandemic things have been in limbo and on hold for so long. It’s so great to be back on stage and able to share my music in person again.”

Both Diaz and Torres grew up in San Angelo, which is where their musical talent began.

Diaz became a member of the Texas All-State Choir for four years while attending Lake View High School. After graduating, Diaz received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. In 2013 Diaz received a Master of Music in Voice and in 2015 a Graduate Performance Diploma in Opera from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.

Diaz is currently attending the University of Minnesota for a PhD in Musical Arts in Voice.

At age 11, Torres performed with the San Angelo Orchestra, where he made his professional debut as a piano soloist. Torres attended Central High.S. Since graduating he has worked as Principal Conductor at Loveland Opera.

Torres is currently a Senior Instructor of Music at Colorado State University and a faculty member at Colorado State University.

For more information, see samfa.org.

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