Douglas Bolin in Faculty Recital Feb. 22

Feb. 17, 1999

by Richard Veit

Douglas W. Bolin, a member of the voice faculty at Baylor University, will present a recital at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, in Roxy Grove Hall. Bolin, a tenor, will be accompanied by pianist Lee D. Thompson, who serves as an associate professor of music at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., and as a vocal coach with the Santa Fe Opera.

The recital will open with two excerpts from George Frideric Handel's opera from 1724, Tamerlano. Bolin will sing "Forte e lieto" and "Empio per farti guerra."

Next he will turn to the Romantic period with Gabriel Fauré's song set from 1881, Poème d'un jour, Op. 21.

A group of five songs from the 19th and 20th centuries will follow -- Carl Bohm's "Calm As the Night," H. Lane Wilson's arrangement of "My Lovely Celia," Wolseley Charles's "The Green-eyed Dragon," Sir Arthur Sullivan's familiar "The Lost Chord" and Ernest Charles's "When I Have Sung My Songs."

The program will conclude with music from 1940 by Benjamin Britten. His Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo are vocal settings of poetry by Michelangelo Buonarrotti.

This faculty recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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