Wake Forest University presents “Liederabend: An Evening of Art Song”
on Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall of the Scales Fine Arts Center.
Wake Forest music faculty members Teresa Radomski, soprano; Richard Heard, tenor; and Peter Kairoff, pianist will present the free concert.
The performance will explore the ways that composers Schubert, Schumann and Brahms turned poetry into songs by combining the text with lyrical and expressive melodies and creative piano accompaniments.
“The meaning of the poetry is often highlighted in the piano part,” said Kairoff, professor of piano at Wake Forest. “Rustling leaves, beating hearts, flowing streams—all are portrayed in the rhythms and patterns of notes in these wonderful songs. Art-songs fuse poetry and music, achieving a new genre greater than the sum of its parts.”
All three musicians frequently perform throughout the United States and abroad.
The concert is open to the public. For more information, visit www.wfu.edu/Academic-departments/Music or call 336-758-5364.
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