The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music presents a Faculty Artist Series recital featuring Sara Fraker, oboe and English horn, with faculty and guests, Timothy Kantor and Lauren Roth (violin), Hugo Vera (tenor), Elena Miraztchiyska (piano) and Sarah Kortemeier (reader). The free-admission performance will take place on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Created in collaboration with Sarah Kortemeier of the UA Poetry Center, this program brings five chamber works into dialogue with poetry. Each pairing explores a different variety of relationship between the musical score and poetic word: Augusta Read Thomas’s vibrant “Pilgrim Soul” for English horn and two violins, after a poem by Yeats; a selection of austere “Blake Songs” by Ralph Vaughan Williams for tenor voice and oboe; “Four Songs on Words of Chinese Poetry,” originally composed for bass voice by Pavel Haas and reimagined here in a new transcription for English horn. Marina Dranishnikova’s rhapsodic “Poem for Oboe and Piano,” a work without explicit ties to a particular text, here meets a poem by Akhmatova. And the insistent “Aubade for the Continuation of Life”, composed by William Bolcom in response to a novelist’s depiction of nuclear cataclysm, meets Luis Glück’s “Wild Iris.”
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TICKETS: Free admission