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CANCELLED: Connoisseur Series: Stanford Olsen, Tenor
School of Music Event
Friday, October 11, 2013
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Location: Wiedemann Hall
Doors open a half hour before show time. Box Office is open one hour before show. (Please plan to arrive early to avoid lines.)
Since his professional operatic debut there in 1986, opposite Dame Joan Sutherland in Bellini's I Puritani, Olsen has performed more than 160 times with New York's Metropolitan Opera. Since his professional concert debut as tenor soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in 1983, Stanford Olsen has performed with most of the world's great orchestras, in repertoire from Bach to Bartok. One of this country's most successful recitalists, Olsen was declared First Place Winner of the 1989 Walter W. Naumburg Award for recitalists, the only tenor to do so in nearly 60 years. His New York recital debut was in Alice Tully Hall in 1989, singing Schubert's Die Schone Mullerin, a piece he repeated in 1997 in the concluding season of the 92nd Street Y's 10-year "Schubertiade" project, this time accompanied by Maestro James Levine. His European recital debut at Paris' Theatre du Chatelet in 1993 was quickly followed by engagements at Brussells' La Monnaie and Italy's Maggio Musicale di Firenze. He continues to be a sought after recitalist in the USA and Europe, particularly singing repertoire of Schubert, Wolf, and Britten.
Olsen's recital will feature a variety of repertoire, including a set of lute songs by John Dowland, highlighted by his well-known piece, "Come Again, Sweet Love." Other selections will include a collection of works by Franz Schubert having to do with fish, including the famous "Die Forelle," and a collection of songs by Edouard Lalo from his op. 17, which are settings of Victor Hugo texts. A highlight of the program will be Benjamin Britten's beloved song cycle On This Island, with texts Britten's friend and literary muse, W. H. Auden.
Olsen will be joined in recital by pianist Justine Sasanfar. In addition, the recital will feature a guest appearance by the Wichita State University Concert Chorale, which will perform with Olsen Debussy's Invocation, as well as spiritual settings by Moses Hogan and Jester Hairston.
Tickets for this event are $20 (discounts available) and go on sale September 15, 2013. For more information, call the WSU Fine Arts Box Office at (316) 978-3233.
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Open to the public.
Sponsored by: The WSU School of Music
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