Pianist Madlen Batchvarova and soprano Minnita Daniel-Cox will present an evening of art songs, American spirituals and arias from operas and musical during a special concert in Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, Lynn Center for Fine Arts.

Recital graphic for Americana

“Americana” will be held Friday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. The performance is open to the public, free of charge.

Batchvarova, a native of Sofia, Bulgaria, is a successful conductor, pianist, singer, music educator, clinician and adjudicator.

Currently, she serves as associate professor of music and director of choral programs at Hanover College, where she conducts the concert choir and chamber singers. She also teaches conducting, music history and has a large private voice studio.

Daniel-Cox, originally from Columbus, Ohio, is a noted stage performer. She has appeared in operas and competitions, as a soloist with numerous orchestras and symphonic bands, and presented collaborative recitals and mixed-media performances .

She is an assistant professor of voice and coordinator of the voice area at the University of Dayton and also maintains private studios. In addition to teaching applied lessons and music courses, she coordinates Dayton’s Vocal Performance Institute and has also volunteered her time as choral director at the Dayton Early College Academy.

Batchvarova and Daniel-Cox previously performed a series of American music recitals, May 31-June 2, with concerts in Plovdiv, Stara Zagora and Haskovo, Bulgaria.

The appearance at Hanover is presented as part of the Madison Performing Arts Foundation’s 2017-18 series.