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Music faculty to perform Jan. 21

Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Lane and pianist Frederick Weldy will perform works by Brahms, Barber, Ginastera, Maisel and Bolcom at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, in Dinkelspiel Auditorium.

Lane, a senior lecturer in voice, performs regularly in the United States and Europe and has been a featured soloist at the Maryland Handel Festival, the Boston Early Music Festival and the Tanglewood Festival. Known as an interpreter and performer of early music,Lane has made numerous recordings on the CBC, Harmonia Mundi, Opus 111, VOX, Newport Classic, Koch International, Smithsonian, Naxos and PGM labels, including her recent solo disc Lagrime Mie.

Weldy, a senior lecturer in piano, has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Central America. He also has given concerts at the White House and the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, and performed for the Dutch royal family in The Hague. A recipient of the prestigious Solo Recitalist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, Weldy has appeared as guest soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Rochester Philharmonic, the Utah Symphony and the National Symphony of Costa Rica.

Lane describes Samuel Barber as "one of America's most important composers of operas and songs." Of the other pieces on the program, she says, "The Ginastera songs are virtuostic arrangements of South American folk songs, while the Maisel songs are witty, slightly warped arrangements of beloved Cole Porter hits." The program will conclude with cabaret songs by William Bolcom, a Stanford graduate.


By Diane Manuel

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