Christine Brewer, soprano, with Craig Rutenberg, piano
Friday, May 07, 2010, 7:30 PM

In association with the Vocal Arts Society's America Sings Festival, renowned American soprano Christine Brewer and pianist Craig Rutenberg present a recital featuring songs by Richard Strauss, Joseph Marx, Richard Hundley, and others.

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Rejoice in the long tradition of chamber music for the human voice with this recital by Grammy Award winner Christine Brewer, whose "lustrous throat…pins (you) to (your) seat and threatens to demolish the walls" (The Sunday Times, London), accompanied by pianist Craig Rutenberg. Singing a selection of songs that span composers from classic to contemporary, Brewer's world-class stature as an opera star and recitalist are on glittery display. This concert is part of the America Sings Festival, presented in cooperation with the Vocal Arts Society in celebration of the genius, originality, and diversity of vocal music created in America.


Program and Notes

Christoph Willibald Gluck
Divinités du Styx from Alceste
Joseph Marx
Selected Songs
Selige Nacht, Marienlied, Und gestern hat er mir Rosen gebracht, Ständchen, Waldseligkeit, Der bescheidene Schäfer, Hat dich die Liebe berührt,
Richard Strauss
Three Lieder
Ich liebe dich, Breit' über mein Haupt dien schwarzes Haar, Befreit
Richard Hundley
Selected Songs
Awake the Sleeping Sun, White Fields, Will there really be a morning?, Strings in the Earth and Air, Come Ready and See Me
Alan Smith
Vignettes: Letters from George to Evelyn
Echoes of Nightingales: a series of six songss
Sing to Me, Sing (Sidney Homer), Night (Edwin MacArthur), Hickory Hill (Paul Sargent), Love went a'riding (Frank Bridge), If I Could Tell You (Idabelle Firestone), Hills (Frank LaForge)

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