Lehigh University Choral Arts presents its annual Christmas gift to the community. Steven Sametz and Sun Min Lee, directors. Early arrival suggested.
Letters: Music by Schubert, Ives and Salerni featuring Earl Kim’s Letters Found Near a Suicide. Featuring Jan Opalach, bass-baritone and Ted Taylor, piano. Part of LUVME’s celebration: A Season of Words and Music to Commemorate the Centennial of Art Song Composer Earl Kim. LU Music Department website
Sam and Earl: Earl Kim compositions based on texts by Samuel Beckett: Eh, Joe adapted for woman’s voice, actor, and chamber ensemble from a television play and Footfalls, one-act opera for two singers and two keyboard players. Dísella Lárusdóttir, soprano and Jessica Bowers, mezzo-soprano (Theodore U. Horger ’61 Artists-In-Residence). LU Music Department website
Trace the musical “family tree” of five generations of composers, from teacher to student: Alexander von Zemlinsky to Arnold Schoenberg; Earl Kim to Paul Salerni; and finally Salerni to his student, Tae Sakamoto. Features a performance of Kim’s tour de force Rattling On. This concert marks the finale of the centennial celebration of Earl Kim. LU Music Department website
Violinist Jorgensen, guitarist Oren Fader (Theodore U. Horger ’61 Artist-in-Residence), and harpist Lynette Wardle perform Bach’s poignant dance suite for solo violin, Partita No. 2, celebrating its 300th anniversary and featuring the momentous Chacconne. Also works by Paul Salerni, Manuel De Falla and Camille Saint-Saëns! LU Music Department website