H-SC Notes Music Series Concerts

Published 2:41 pm Tuesday, March 22, 2011

On Friday, March 25, the Hampden-Sydney Music Series welcomes mezzo-soprano Jennifer Capaldo, tenor Christopher Swanson, and pianist Lisa Kinzer for an evening of songs by Kurt Weill, Benjamin Britten, Gordon Ring, Justin Fischer, and R. David Salvage. Entitled “New Songs for a New Season,” the program features both traditional classical songs and songs influenced by cabaret and Celtic folk music. Poets on the program include Walt Whitman, Edward Lear, and Hampden-Sydney's Nathaniel Perry.

On April 8, the Series wraps up its inaugural season with a concert entitled “Oboe and Friends,” featuring John Ferrillo, principal oboist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, three members of the acclaimed Monticello String Quartet (violinist Wanchi Huang, violist Amadi Azikiwe, and cellist Carl Donakowski), and flautist Mary Ann Archer, formerly of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. The concert features chamber music classics by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Carl Stamitz as well as twentieth century compositions by Benjamin Britten and Bohuslav Martinu.

Both programs feature brand new works by R. David Salvage, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney. All Hampden-Sydney Music Series concerts begin at 8 p.m. in Crawley Forum. They are free and open to the public.

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