ROOTS & WINGS
Roots & Wings celebrates Simon Estes’s connection to Iowa as a native son (ROOTS), provides college scholarships for Iowa high school students and offers performance experience to aspiring young artists through the Simon Estes Foundation (WINGS).
Internationally renowned opera singer Simon Estes is embarking on a concert tour of Iowa’s 99 counties to benefit the Simon Estes Foundation. His career spans over four decades and his life experiences and exceptional voice tell a remarkable story. Join Simon as he journeys across Iowa.
The tour features Simon Estes in concert performing familiar selections from Broadway and opera as well as inspirational songs and spirituals. The concert will also include local choirs and a promising young artist chosen by Mr. Estes. In addition, Simon Estes will attend post concert events and will have recordings and books available at the concert.
Simon Estes’ concert tour offers participants a unique educational experience by providing an opportunity to meet and interact with a successful professional. As part of the project, Simon Estes will give an informal talk, sharing his own unique story, the obstacles he overcame and what qualities and characteristics are needed to become successful. Concert proceeds benefit the Simon Estes Foundation.