Trans Violinist to Make Historic Carnegie Debut

June 9, 2014 • Entertainment, Life • Views: 875

History is about to be made at New York City’s world-famous Carnegie Hall, as accomplished violinist and vocalist Tona Brown becomes the first African-American transgender woman to perform at the storied Weill Recital Hall at 7:30 PM, on Wednesday, June 25, during LGBT Pride Week.  Ms. Brown, whose notable achievements include singing the National Anthem for President Barack Obama, as La Principessa in the opera Suor Angelica, and her upcoming role as Delia in the new Netflix series City Lightz, will headline a truly unforgettable evening as part of the many celebrations of LGBT Pride in New York City.  “I’m privileged and thrilled to have the opportunity to make history on the Carnegie Hall stage,” says Ms. Brown, “This is the high point of my career.” 
Ms. Brown studied under such greats as Isaac Stern (for whom Carnegie Hall’s main auditorium is named), played with the Shenandoah Conservatory, and recorded This Is Who I Am, a compendium of selections by African-American composers. She can be heard accompanying chartr-topping, out R&B vocalist Nhojj, on his new album, Made To Love Him, and recently appeared as La Principessa in the opera Suor Angelica. Ms. Brown’s stellar performances have also enthralled audiences the world over, with her matchless delivery of song and music, and at Carnegie Hall, Tona will perform classical and contemporary selections, including works by African-American composers, including Deep River and Dream Variations.

Joining Ms. Brown on the stage at Carnegie Hall, are popular, out comedienne Tammy Peay, and writer, radio personality, and LGBT advocate Nathan James. 
Tickets are $35, $55, and $70, available now, at

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