Internationally acclaimed vocalist Christine Jobson and pianist Gregory Thompson will perform at Western Connecticut State University on Saturday, Feb. 23, in a concert celebration honoring the famed 20th-century singer and longtime Danbury resident Marian Anderson.

The concert celebrates the 122 anniversary of Anderson’s birth on Feb. 27, 1897.

Jobson has performed operatic roles in productions of “La Boheme,” “Porgy and Bess” and “Signor Deluso,” and has appeared as a soprano soloist and concert singer across the United States and in Russia, Spain, Portugal, Austria and Bermuda, WCSU said in a news release.

She has a particular interest in the preservation and dissemination of vocal music written by African American composers, including spirituals, anthems, art song, gospel and hymns. She is pursuing studies for a doctoral degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy at the Frost School of Music of the University of Miami, where she has been awarded the Presser Foundation Graduate Music Award to support her development as a young artist.

Recipient of a D.M.A. in Piano Performance from the University of South Carolina, Thompson has performed as a solo and collaborative artist in the United States, Europe and Asia at venues including Carnegie Hall in New York and the Schloss Leopoldskron palace in Salzburg, Austria. He also is a veteran music educator who currently serves as associate professor of music at Winston-Salem State University and has held previous faculty positions at several colleges in North and South Carolina.

WCSU recently announced its intention to name the School of Visual and Performing Arts and the Visual and Performing Arts Center in honor of Anderson. The naming project in progress seeks to recognize Anderson’s accomplishments in music and civil rights, as well as the memory of her years of activity in Danbury.

Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury. Saturday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m. $10; tickets may be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com/e/marian-anderson-celebration-with-christine-jobson-gregory-thompson-tickets-54411023837 or at 203-837-8732.