Duo Recital: Lauren Decker and Christopher Kenney

January 5, 2020, 7:00 pm

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Contralto Lauren Decker and baritone Christopher Kenney are featured in this recital with Ryan Opera Center Music Director, Craig Terry on the piano.  Ms. Decker will be singing Britten’s song cycle A Charm of Lullabies and an aria from Ricky Ian Gordon’s Grapes of Wrath.  Mr. Kenny will also be singing a song cycle, Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer as well as popular song “Georgia On My Mind” by Hoagie Carmichael.

Playlist

“Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen” from Die tote Stadt, by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Christopher Kenney, baritone; Craig Terry, piano

“Dream Beautiful” from Grapes of Wrath, by Ricky Ian Gordon
Lauren Decker, contralto; Craig Terry, piano

Songs of a Wayfarer, by Gustav Mahler
1. Went Mein Schatz Hochzeit macht
2. Gieng heut Morgen über’s feld
3. Ich hab’ ein glühend Messer
4. Die zwei blauen Augen
Christopher Kenney, baritone; Craig Terry, piano

A Charm of Lullabies, by Benjamin Britten
1. A Cradle Song
2. A Highland Balou
3. Sephistia’s Lullaby
4. A Charm
5. The Nurse’s Song
Lauren Decker, contralto; Craig Terry, piano

I Love Life, by Mana Zucca

Georgia On My Mind, by Hoagie Carmichael
Christopher Kenney, baritone; Craig Terry, piano