Christine Schadeberg to Perform in Concert Oct. 8

Oct. 3, 1996

by Richard Veit

Soprano Christine Schadeberg will explore the 20th-century American art song in a recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Baylor University's Roxy Grove Hall. This also recital will feature pianist James Primosch.

Schadeberg is recognized as one of America's outstanding singers of modern music. She has performed with leading chamber ensembles and orchestras across the United States and Europe and has premiered over 120 works, many written expressly for her talents. She was a Visiting Professor in Voice at Baylor for three semesters of 1992 and 1993.

Pianist/composer James Primosch was educated at Cleveland State University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia University. Notable among his teachers have been the renowned composers George Crumb and Mario Davidovsky. Promisch's works have been performed by such ensembles as the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Collage, the Twentieth Century Consort, and Speculum Musicae. He currently serves as Chairman of the Music Department at the University of Pennsylvania.

The program will open with music of James Promisch's former composition teacher, George Crumb, the "Three Early Songs" from 1947. Then will come "Triptych," a group of three songs written in 1984 by Eric Chasalow, whose "Pass It On" (penned just last year) also will be heard. Four of James Promisch's own songs will be sung. His "Three Sacred Songs" date from 1989, and his "Bedtime" from one year earlier.

Four songs of Charles Ives will be heard-"Tom Sails Away," "Side Show," "Down East," and "Ann Street." All of these date from during or immediately after the First World War. David Rakowsky's "Three Songs on Poems of Louise Bogan" from 1989 will be sung by Schadeberg, and the program will close with Luciano Berio's early "Quattro canzoni popolari."

This recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 755-3991.

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