Faculty Recital Series: Songs from the Heart: A Musical Valentine
Wednesday February 13, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Walker Recital Hall
Some of the most beautiful songs ever written have been inspired by cupid’s arrow. On Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m., Mercyhurst voice teacher Katherine Soroka and visiting pianist Nathan Carterette return to Walker Recital Hall with Songs from the Heart: A Musical Valentine.Three centuries of love songs in six languages by Mozart, Bizet, Massenet, Ravel, Mahler, Rachmaninov, Medtner, Shatin, Bernstein, and Rodgers and Hart present the ecstasies and woes of love - with poetry ranging from Alexander Pushkin’s “O Cease Thy Singing Fair Maiden” to e.e.cummings’ i carry your heart, set by living composer Lee Kesselman. Ravel’s mournful Kaddisch will honor the memory of those lost in Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life tragedy. Carterette will be featured both in collaboration and in a solo piano work by Claude Debusssy, L’isle Joyeuse. Other Mercyhurst faculty artists – violinist Jonathan Moser and cellist Kellen Degnan – and visiting artist Mark Dubois from Fredonia State University on English horn will collaborate on songs by Rachmaninov, Massenet and Judith Shatin. The program, part of the D’Angelo Department of Music Faculty Recital Series, is free and open to the public. A Valentine's reception will follow the recital. For information, call 814-824-2394.