NOTE: The Feb. 7 Mercyhurst University Faculty Recital Series event featuring vocalist Katherine Soroka has been postponed due to illness. The recital will be rescheduled later this spring.
Mercyhurst voice teacher Katherine Soroka and visiting pianist Nathan Carterette bring a cornucopia of Cupid’s songs to Walker Recital Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m. Titled “Love, Loss & Liberation: A Musical Valentine for Lovers, Loners and Friends,” the program includes three centuries of love songs by Rossini, Mahler, Meyerbeer, Tchaikovsky, Medtner, Stock, Shatin, Gershwin, and Rodgers and Hart. The songs present the ecstasies and woes of love, with poetry ranging from Alexander Pushkin to Robert Frost. They speak to the joy of exultant young love, balm of friendship, agony of betrayal, ache of loss, bliss of liberation from the world, peace of resolved tempest-torn love, and comfort of a lullaby. In addition to his collaboration, Carterette will perform a solo piano work by Nicolai Medtner. The recital, part of the D’Angelo Department of Music Faculty Recital Series, is free and open to the public. Call 814-824-2394 for more information.