Faculty to present art songs of 20th century

Members of the music department will present a range of creative works at the 20th Century American/British Art Song Recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Current music faculty members Todd Graber and Amanda Carnie as well as emeritus Professor Leon Carapetyan will each perform a few vocal selections for the concert at the Church of the Resurrection, 120 W. Fifth St. in Oswego. About a dozen SUNY Oswego students will share their vocal talents at interspersed times, Graber said.

Selections will include Aaron Copland’s arrangements of American folk songs, interpretations of William Shakespeare’s poetry in a 20th century setting by such arrangers as Ralph Vaughan Williams and Roger Quilter, and work by British and American composers including Benjamin Britten, Samuel Barber and William Schumann.

“Some of the source material may be older, but all of the music is based on a 20th century reference point,” Graber said.

Admission is free, and the public is invited.

Persons with disabilities, seeking assistance to attend this event, should contact the SUNY Oswego music department at 312-2130 in advance.

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(Posted: Oct 26, 2005)