Guest trio to present ‘Italian Songbook’

Three University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill music professors will present Hugo Wolf’s “Italian Songbook” at 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at Wake Forest University’s Brendle Recital Hall.

The program is drawn from the Italian songwriter’s fourth songbook. Wolf chose texts from Paul Heyse’s “Italian Liederbuch,” an anthology of several hundred short lyrics, primarily popular verses from various parts of Italy, translated into German and published in 1860.

The concert will feature Terry Rhodes, soprano; Stafford Wing, tenor; and Tonu Kalam, piano. In addition to teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the musicians also perform widely throughout the United States and internationally. Rhodes, well-known for her work in 20th century repertoire, teaches voice and directs the opera program at Chapel Hill. Wing, who also teaches voice, is an active soloist in the United States and in Europe. In addition to teaching, Kalam is music director and conductor of the University of North Carolina Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly as a pianist and chamber musician.

Admission is free. For information, call 336-758-5026.

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