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Pepperdine and SongFest Present SongFest 2008 Public Recitals
Pepperdine University and SongFest, an intensive summer training program for exceptional singers and pianists, will present a series of six free public recitals beginning Thursday, June 5, through Tuesday, June 17, on Pepperdine's Malibu campus.
This year's internationally renowned faculty of professional performers and composers includes award-winning composer and pianist John Musto, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison, pianists Graham Johnson and Martin Katz, American tenor Paul Sperry, and sopranos Amy Burton, Frances Young, and Melanie Emelio.
All performances are free of charge and will take place in Raitt Recital Hall.
Thursday, June 5, 7 p.m.
"Echoes of Musto"
Friday, June 6, 7 p.m.
"The Book of Uncommon Prayer" by John Musto. See the west coast premiere with the Stern Fellows singers and pianists in recital. Also: "An American Songbook," featuring favorites from Gershwin, Cole Porter, Bernstein, and others performed by the Stern Fellows singers with John Musto at the piano.
Monday, June 9, 7 p.m.
"A Visit with Emily" by Tom Cipullo, featuring a musical setting of Emily Dickinson poems.
Tuesday, June 10, 7 p.m.
"American Song is Alive and Well," a concert of music by young American composers chosen by tenor Paul Sperry. Performers include the SongFest singers.
Saturday, June 14, 7 p.m.
"The Cantatas of J. S. Bach," directed by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison with Rosemary Harbison, violin, Peggy Pearson, oboe, and Kendra Colton, soprano.
Monday, June 16, 7 p.m.
"Evening at the Opera," featuring opera scenes with a string quartet and the SongFest 2008 apprentice singers. Kristof Van Gryspeer, music director; Mark Lamanna, stage director.
For more information, visit http://www.songfest.us.
Major funding made possible through the support of The Marc and Eva Stern Foundation.