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2010/2011 Events

Soprano's Concert Should Be Darn Cool

Phoebe MacRae

Nuns, kings, and comic strips inform an evening of unforgettable music in Quests:  Scenes for Solo Voice.

SAMC presents acclaimed soprano Phoebe MacRae in a performance of dramatic works for unaccompanied voice.  This guest artist concert unites music and theatre in a diverse program spanning pieces from the 12th Century to the present.

“What inspires me about this collection of works are the pervasive themes of quest…for power, for love, for enjoyment,” reflects MacRae, a versatile and dynamic artist whose own musical creations include the quirky cabaret Leave it to Diva.  “The material sheds light on the human condition with pieces chosen for their beauty, tragedy, comedy, and even absurdity.  It has the potential both to challenge and confirm your concept of what music is.”

Quests:  Scenes for Solo Voice plays one night only on February 28 at 8pm in Freedom Hall, Robert N. Thompson Building.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students.  To book online, click here. To buy tickets on campus, see Shayna Leenstra in the reception office of the Music Building


Hommage à T.S. Eliot (1987) [excerpt]
Sofia Gubaidulina (b. 1931)

King Harald's Saga [an opera in three acts] (1979)
Judith Weir (b. 1954)

Ursula Antiphons
Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)

Come Away (1979/2010)
David Squires (b. 1957)

Love Songs [excerpts] (2008)
Ana Sokolovich (b.1968)

Récitation 3 (1977-78)
Georges Aperghis (b. 1945)

Stripsody  (1966)
Cathy Berbarian (1925-1983)

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