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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Grammy Award-Winning Pocatellan to Participate in Opera Q&A

Jessica E. Jones and Dr. Julie Sorensen

A singer with Pocatello roots and who has achieved the music industry’s highest honor will be stopping by the Marshall Public Library. 

Grammy Award winner, Jessica E. Jones, will join Idaho State-Civic Symphony Artistic Director and Conductor Dr. Julie Sorensen for a question and answer session on the “X, Y, and Z” of opera Wednesday, February 5 at 7 p.m. on the first floor of the library. Jones took home a Grammy for “Best Opera Recording” for her work on “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” by composer Mason Bates in 2018.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for local people to learn about opera from two accessible experts with strong, local roots,” said Amy Campbell, Public Services Supervisor at the Marshall Public Library. “Music students, music lovers, and anyone who ever wanted to know more about what goes on behind the scenes and on the stage is encouraged to attend.”

Jones will be performing with the Idaho State Civic-Symphony Friday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Stephens Performing Arts Center. Details on the Idaho State-Civic Symphony and the performance can be found at

Ms. Jones has performed with opera companies, orchestras, and in musical theater productions all over the world. She has performed regionally with the Santa Fe Opera, Utah Opera, Opera Idaho, Eugene Opera, and more.

For more information on Jessica E. Jones, visit

For more information on the other programs and services offered by the Marshall Public Library, visit or like the library’s Facebook page at

The Marshall Public Library is accessible to persons with disabilities. Program access accommodations may be provided with three (3) days’ advance notice by contacting Skyler Beebe at; 208.234.6248; or 5815 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello, ID.

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