One recent windy day in New York, violinist Tim Fain sat with his daughter, watching birds that reminded him of Samuel Barber’s “Violin Concerto.”
At 4 p.m. today in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall, Jonathan Beyer, an operatic baritone, returns to his old stomping grounds with violist Rose Armbrust Griffin and pianist Susan Nowicki for the final Logan Chamber Music Series concert of the
At 7:30 p.m. tonight in McKnight Hall, pianist Mikael Eliasen and singers from the Voice Program will present “As Time Goes By: Songs From the Piano Bench.”
At 2:30 p.m. today in Fletcher Music Hall, three students — including a pair of siblings — will compete for $1,000 and the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the Music School Festival Orchestra next summer.
Sex, Portuguese and art are a few themes that will spice up this summer’s first voice recital from 2–3:30 p.m. Saturday in McKnight Hall.
“Are we just doing entertainment or are we doing something that makes people think?” said Mikael Eliasen, renowned pianist and pedagogue. Eliasen is head-of-department chair in vocal studies and artistic director of the Curtis Opera Theatre at Curtis Institute of Music. He will perform with baritone Julian Arsenault in composer Robert Schumann’s “Liederkreis, Op. 39.”
“I think of all these 19th century romantic composers, he in many ways was this enormously sexual, erotic and sensuous,” Eliasen said of Schumann, whose 12 pieces express the very passionate romance he had with his wife Clara Wieck, who was 16 years old when a 25-year-old Schumann wooed her.