MARQUETTE – The Northern Michigan University music department will begin its first full season of performances in Reynolds Recital Hall with a faculty voice recital by tenor Robert Engelhart at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Engelhart will be accompanied by NMU professor and pianist Nancy Redfern. He will perform a program of art songs by a wide range of composers, including early English lute songs by Thomas Campion, sacred songs by C.P.E. Bach, melodies by Gabriel FaurÃ©, and works by Charles Ives. The program will conclude with a tribute to the centennial of Harold Arlen, one of America's greatest song composers. Arlen is best known for composing the music for The Wizard of Oz, including the beloved Over the Rainbow.
"The art song recital is a particularly intimate kind of musical experience," Engelhart said. "Though much of the music is unfamiliar to the average person, program notes and translations are provided. And I usually supplement the program notes with other comments during the performance. We encourage everyone to attend and experience some very beautiful music."Reynolds Recital Hall is located in C.B. Hedgcock on the NMU campus. For more information, call 227-2563.