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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Music major performing with Boston Pops, prepares for life on stage

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While many college students are spending this winter break visiting with family and friends, University of Rhode Island senior and opera baritone Devon Morin is performing with the Boston Pops at Boston Symphony Hall. It’s a big stage but he has gotten used to it, having performed on the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s hallowed ground in the summer of 2011 in Bramwell Tovey’s revival of Porgy and Bess.

“It was the first solo I had ever had and you have to sing over full orchestration and you are unamplified so you have to be heard,” Morin said. He remembered looking up at Symphony Hall’s decorative Greek and Roman statues that line the upper levels. “I saw Apollo, the God of music, and I was ...

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