Robert Barefield, baritone; David Westfall, piano; Kelly Horsted, piano; Sondra Kelly, mezzo soprano
February 10, 2017; 7:30pm; Millard Auditorium
Dichterliebe Op. 48 by Robert Schumann
Light Enough by Scott Wheeler (world premiere performance)
Four Duets Op. 28 by Johannes Brahms (with mezzo soprano Sondra Kelly)
Baritone Robert Barefield and pianists David Westfall & Kelly Horsted, together with mezzo soprano Sondra Kelly, will present a recital of vocal works on Friday evening, February 10, 2017 at 7:30pm in Millard Auditorium. The program will feature Dichterliebe, the best-known song cycle of Robert Schumann. Composed in 1822, on poetry by Heinrich Heine, Dichterliebe (A poet's love), is a cornerstone of the classical vocal repertoire. Mezzo soprano Sondra Kelly will join Barefield to perform duets by Johannes Brahms. Ms. Kelly had a long career at the Metropolitan Opera and joined the Hartt Vocal Division faculty in the fall of 2016. The program will also include the world premiere performance of a light-hearted new song cycle by renowned composer Scott Wheeler, on poetry by Lloyd Schwartz, a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize.