Baylor Faculty Present A Program Of French Songs

March 14, 2002

by Richard Veit

Three members of the Baylor University music faculty will perform an all-French recital of works for voice and piano. Robert Best, Deborah Williamson and Elvia Puccinelli will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in Roxy Grove Hall.

Best, an assistant professor of voice, holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Arizona State University and a doctorate from the University of Colorado. He will open the recital with Poème d'un jour, a set of three songs by Gabriel Fauré.

Williamson, an assistant professor of voice, received her bachelor's degree from Baylor and her master's degree from the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music. She will open her portion of the recital with the first set of Fêtes galantes by Claude Debussy.

Best will sing the second set of Debussy's Fêtes galantes, followed by Williamson's performance of the Francis Poulenc song collection, Fiançailles pour rire.

As the closing pieces on the recital, Best will sing three songs, Don Quichotte à Dulcinée, by Maurice Ravel.

Puccinelli, assistant professor of piano and director of accompanying, will accompany Best and Williamson. She earned her bachelor's degree from California State University at Los Angeles and both her master's degree and doctorate from the University of Southern California.

The 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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