“To the Distant Beloved”: Music and Words by Men and Women
May 14, 2020 | 7:30 pm
A concert of dramatic musical works inextricably linked to literature, featuring composers Beethoven, Lili Boulanger, Richard Strauss, William Walton, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. This program is inspired by Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte (To the Distant Beloved), which is considered to be the first song cycle by a major composer. This central work is performed by guest tenor Nicholas Phan, praised by the Boston Globe as “One of the World’s Most Remarkable Singers.” Grammy Award winning Parker Quartet joins Phan in Vaughan Williams’s dramatic On Wenlock Edge. Walton’s unique Facade features spoken text by the inimitable Dame Edith Sitwell. UGA string, piano, woodwind, brass, and percussion faculty collaborate with the guest artists throughout the program.
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