Friday Music Series: Rehanna Thelwell, mezzo-soprano and William Woodard, piano

This program features two 2019-20 members of the Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, and a work by Georgetown University Music Program Prof. Carlos Simon. Mezzo-soprano Rehanna Thelwell has been applauded for her “superb and expressive power” by the South Florida Classical Review while her collaborations have been described as a “tour de force” by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Her voice has been commended as “one of beauty and distinction” with “rich vocal qualities” by Palm Beach Arts Paper and Arizona Daily Sun. New York based pianist/vocal coach William Woodard made his Carnegie Hall debut participating in Renée Fleming’s SongStudio.


“Summertime” from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin (1898-1937)

“Paper Wings” by Jake Heggie (1961- )
-    Bedtime
-    Paper Wings
-    Mitten Smitten
-    A Route to the Sky    

“Dream Beautiful” from The Grapes of Wrath by Ricky Ian Gordon (1956- )

“In the Morning” by Charles Ives  (1874-1954)

“Lullabies and Dreams” by Steven Mark Kohn (1957- )
-    Vigil
-    In the Dark
-    A Dream
-    At Dusk
-    Lullaby    

“Now I Know” from Night Trip by Carlos Simon (1986- )

The Georgetown University Music Program’s Friday Music Series features acclaimed artists in free concerts on Friday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. in McNeir Hall, and integrated into a new undergraduate course (MUSC 200) titled Live Music in Context. Each concert is followed by a Q&A with the performers.


Friday, February 14 at 12:30pm

McNeir Auditorium
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

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Music, Special Events, Student Events, Social, Community


Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public


Georgetown College, Performing Arts



Georgetown University Music Program

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