Duo Recital: Whitney Morrison and Ricardo José Rivera

January 6, 2019, 7:00 pm

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Samuel Barber

Soprano Whitney Morrison will sing Samuel Barber’s lush and textured Knoxville: Summer of 1915  and baritone Ricardo José Rivera will perform three songs from Gustav Mahler’s  Des Knaben Wunderhorn, a collection of beautiful German folk poems.  Music from Ricky Ian Gordan Genius Child and Maurice Ravel’s Don Quixote à Dulcinée will also be featured on the program.  The singers will be joined by Ryan Opera Center pianist, Madeline Slettedahl.

Music

“Joy” and “Prayer”, from Genius Child, by Ricky Ian Gordan
Whitney Morrison, soprano; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

“Prayer”, from Night Songs, by H. Leslie Adams
Whitney Morrison, soprano; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

“Chanson à Boire” from Don Quixote à Dulcinée, by Maurice Ravel
Ricardo José Rivera, baritone; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

Three Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, by Gustav Mahler
1. Scheiden und Meiden 
2. Selbstgefühl
3. Der Tamboursg’sell
Ricardo José Rivera, baritone; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

Knoxville: Summer of 1915, by Samuel Barber
Whitney Morrison, soprano; Madeline Slettedahl, piano

“Villancico Yaucano”, by Amaury Veray
Ricardo José Rivera, baritone; Madeline Slettedahl, piano