The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


August 9, 2013

Tenor to perform two shows in Webb City

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Indianapolis-based tenor Robert Bruce Scott will perform twice Saturday in Webb City, and each concert will feature different aspects of his repertoire. "Star Trek" fans, take note: The Klingon opera will be sung during the nighttime appearance.

"We have taken Klingon opera in a new direction," Scott said. "We try to make it culturally correct, yet still listenable for humans."

Scott will perform at the Webb City Farmers Market and Minerva Candy Company as part of a five-stop mini-tour that includes stops in Springfield and St. Louis.

The farmers market concert will feature a retrospective of music from 14 albums he has produced.

At Minerva, he will sing music he normally performs with il Troubadore, his band that plays rock-infused music with period instruments.

"Everything from first century B.C. Chinese operas, to heavy metal covers, Irish songs," Scott said. "We have a huge repertoire."

Scott said the concerts are informal and relaxed, and feature plenty of humor and information about the cultures from which the music comes. He will also play a 32-string Celtic harp, classical guitar and mandolin.

Want to go?

Robert Bruce Scott will perform twice Saturday:

  • 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Webb City Farmers Market, King Jack Park. Details: 417-483-8139.
  • 6 p.m. at Minerva Candy Company, 12 S. Main St. Details: 417-717-0042.

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