Signature Series: Blair Voices - Amy Jarman, Gayle Shay, Tucker Biddlecombe, Jonathan Retzlaff, Ben Harris and Jennifer McGuire
9/22/2013, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall (Google map of this location)
Amy Jarman, soprano Gayle Shay, mezzo soprano Tucker Biddlecombe, tenor Jonathan Retzlaff, baritone with Ben Harris and Jennifer McGuire, pianos
"In Three-Quarter Time"
The Blair Voice Department comes together for a delightful afternoon of music for vocal quartet and two pianos, four hands. Included in the program is one of Johannes Brahms’ most beloved works, the Liebeslieder Waltzer, op. 52. With each piece composed in three-quarter time, these “Love Song Waltzes” explore a variety of moods and emotions, ranging from tender to exuberant. Canadian composer John Greer’s Liebeslied-Lieder offers a unique accompaniment to Brahms’ masterpiece. Sung in English, this witty and acerbic work combines many dance-form styles (bolero, tango, foxtrot, ragtime) with the words of American writer Dorothy Parker, among others. Rounding out the program is the colorful and virtuosic La Valse by Maurice Ravel, for piano duo.