The Music of Schumann
A Poetís Love brings together music faculty, students and special guests to revel in the glorious music of Robert Schumann on Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall. The performers sharing the stage are: Dr. Deanna Oye on piano with Dr. Tiffany Blake (soprano), Andrea Gordon (soprano), Dr. George Evelyn (bass-baritone), Peter Visentin (violin), David Visentin (violin) and Dr. Tido Janssen (cello).
Blake is on faculty at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Gordon is a third-year vocal student in Evelynís studio who sings with the U of L Singers and Opera Workshop. David Visentin is interim dean of the Glenn Gould School in Toronto. The U of L faculty performers include Janssen, Evelyn, Oye and Peter Visentin.
On this, the 150th anniversary year of Schumannís death, the concert commemorates his life and music with repertoire spanning a large portion of his career.
The concert has two main threads Ė the piano and love. The piano is the common thread in all pieces, which range from solo piano to a duo (piano with viola and piano with voice) to a quartet with piano and strings. The other thread is Schumannís love Ė both for his wife, Clara, and poetry.
The works on the program date from 1837, around the time Schumann and Clara first declare their commitment to each other, to 1851 when his mental health was noticeably failing. Tickets are $15 regular and $10 student/senior.
20th Century Mosaic: Chamber Percussion
On Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall, Adam Mason (Music) conducts a compelling and exciting collection of modern and classic percussion repertoire, including works by Gauger, Ford and Faini. The U of L Steel Band and African Drumming Ensemble end the evening with a bang, performing music from Brazil and Cuba adapted for steel drums.
Sounds of Christmas
The U of L Singers, conducted by Dr. George Evelyn (Music), with special guests the Leth-bridge Collegiate Institute Singers, conducted by Karen Hudson, perform the Sounds of Christmas on Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. at Southminster United Church (1011 4 Ave. S).
The 130 voices of Vox Musica combine with the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra, both conducted by Glenn Klassen, in a glorious production of Handelís Messiah on Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. in Southminster United Church. For tickets, call the Ticket Centre 403-329-7328.
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