Transgender Musician Tona Brown Plays Baltimore Classical Scene

05/25/2011 01:49 am ET | Updated Jul 24, 2011
  • Baltimore Sun

On a YouTube video, Tona Brown is first seen playing some Bach on the violin. Then she breaks into song, delivering "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" in a full-throated mezzo-soprano voice.
That Rodgers and Hammerstein classic makes a particularly fitting anthem for Brown, who has faced her share of hurdles. None of them, it seems, have fazed this transgender musician who moved to Baltimore about a year ago.

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