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School of Music faculty to perform
School of Music faculty to perform
  • February 17, 2023
  • Marketing and Communications staff

School of Music voice faculty, together with piano faculty and staff, will present an evening recital of German Lieder – songs by Johannes Brahms, Richard Strauss, and Hugo Wolf with piano accompaniment – in Rosch Recital Hall on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. 

The recital is free and open to the public.

A somewhat different performance experience awaits the audience, as a lied – or a song – is the setting of a German poem to music for voice and piano, explained Senior Lecturer Robert Strauss.

“Instead of one singer the whole time with one pianist, we have nine members of the Voice faculty working with five different pianists,” Dr. Strauss said. Sometimes there will be four singers on the stage with three pianists, and they’ll sing/play one by one in a set.

“Although it’s all solo work for the singers and pianists, there’s a lot of variety in terms of voice type and timbre throughout the evening, while staying in the same time period and language. It will show how German lied changed and grew in terms of harmonic language and melody through the latter half of the 19th century and into the very early 20th century through these three composers,” Strauss explained.

School of Music faculty and staff to be featured include: Professor Fr. Sean Duggan, Associate Professor Dr. Angela Haas, Professor Joe Dan Harper, Assistant Professor James Harrington, accompanist Eun Joo Jeon, Dr. Anne Kissel, Adjunct Lecturer Lisa Layman, Adjunct Lecturer Sandra Leary, Senior Lecturer Lynne McMurtry, Adjunct Lecturer Laurie Tramuta, Dr. Kimberly Upcraft-Russ, Lecturer Brent Weber and Strauss.