FMS: Kevin Deas, bass-baritone & Lura Johnson, piano
Friday, February 22, 2013 at 1:15pm
McNeir Auditorium 37th and O St., N.W., Washington
Dvorák's African-American assistant Harry Burleigh was the first composer to arrange spirituals as art songs, and the first singer to perform them. Bass-baritone Kevin Deas, who has been lauded for his 'burnished sound, clarity of diction and sincerity of expression' and 'fervent intensity' by the Chicago Tribune, performs with Lura Johnson, hailed as ?brilliant? by the Washington Post, in a program including the following: Burleigh (arr.): Deep River, Swing Low, and other spirituals; Dvorák /Fisher: 'Goin' Home'; Dvorák: Humoresques in F and G-flat Major; and Dvorák: American Suite: Andante. This recital is offered in conjunction with PostClassical Ensemble's 'Dvorák in America' festival. The Georgetown University Music Program?s Friday Music Series features acclaimed artists in free concerts on Fridays at 1:15 p.m., on Georgetown?s main campus.
McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING
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