When Michelle DeBruyn and Betty Anne Díaz take the stage Friday, you won't see them in their usual black performance attire.
They'll be in period costume for the special "An Evening With the Schumanns" concert at 7:30 p.m. in Legacy Hall. It's free.
Díaz said she actually likes the dress. "The stays make me sit up straight," she said with a laugh.
DeBruyn, whom many call Shellie, teaches voice in the Schwob School of Music, and Díaz recently retired as professor of piano. She's not totally retired, though. She's still teaching students privately. So is her husband Manuel, who also retired in May. He'll also continue to teach his instrument repair classes as an adjunct professor.
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This is the second concert of the year, following Andrew Zohn's. DeBruyn said like Zohn, who performed all summer, she played in Taiwan.
She laughed as she admitted she chose this slot because she already knew the music.
"I already knew it," she said. "I wanted to do it before I forgot it. And I wanted to do it for the people in Columbus, not just those in Taiwan."