Liebeslieder

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Liebeslieder

September 09, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall

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The IUP voice and piano faculty join forces for an evening of art songs, arias, and piano solos, plus Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes, opus 52.

Performers include soprano Mary Logan-Hastings, mezzo-sopranos Raquel Winnica Young and Maria Fenty Denison, tenors Oliver Lo and Ryan Beeken, and basses Joseph Baunoch and Craig Denison. Pianists include Henry Wong Doe and Sun Min Kim.

Johannes Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes are distributed across two opus numbers: 52 and 65. The waltzes are a collection of love songs in Ländler style for voices and four hands piano. The lyrics for the Liebeslieder come from Georg Friedrich Daumer's Polydora collection of folk songs and love poems. While there is no concrete record indicating the exact inspiration for the Waltzes, there is speculation that Brahms' motivation for the songs was his frustrated love for pianist Clara Schumann, composer Robert Schumann's wife.

Tickets will be available beginning August 2, 2016, by visiting the IUP HUB Box Office on Pratt Drive, by calling 724-357-1313, or by ordering online. Regular: $11; Seniors (60+): $9; and I-Card holders, students, and children: $7. For groups of 15 or more, please call the Lively Arts Office at 724-357-2787.