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WPSU-FM Pays Tribute to a Bradford Legend

Posted by Kristine A. on 11/25 at 11:11 AM

One of operas greatest stars, mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne,  was born 75 years ago in Bradford, PA.  Earlier this year, her friends, many of the greatest stars in opera today, got together to honor her with a special concert.  Friday afternoon, WPSU-FM will bring you CELEBRATING MARILYN HORNE, a gala concert for her 75th birthday, and the 15th anniversary of the Marilyn Horne Foundation.  The concert is hosted by Fred Child of Performance Today and Margaret Juntwait of the Metropolitain Opera radio broadcasts.  You can hear the program Friday afternoon, beginning after the noon news on WPSU-FM.
If you’d like a sneak peak at the music on the show, read on!

Robert Schumann: Die beiden Grenadiere, Op. 49 No. 1
Lester Lynch, baritone
Carrie-Ann Matheson, piano

Georges Bizet: Adieux de l’hotesse arabe
Nicole Cabell, soprano
Carrie-Ann Matheson, piano

Vincenzo Bellini: La ricordanza
Bruce Sledge, tenor
Carrie-Ann Matheson, piano

Sir Edward Elgar: Where Corals Lie, from Sea Pictures, Op. 37
Meredith Arwady, contralto
Carrie-Ann Matheson, piano

Gioacchino Antonio Rossini: Canzonetta spagnuola
Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano
Carrie-Ann Matheson, piano

William Bolcom, text Sheldon Harnick: A Song of Praise (world premiere)
Meredith Arwady, contralto
Nicole Cabell, soprano
Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano
Lester Lynch, baritone
Bruce Sledge, tenor
William Bolcom, piano
Martin Katz, piano

Camille Saint-Saens: Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix, from Samson et Dalila
Dolora Zajick, mezzo-soprano
Warren Jones, piano

Gaetano Donizetti: Una furtiva lagrima from L’elisir d’amore
Piotr Beczala, tenor
Brian Zeger, piano

Ambroise Thomas: Connais-tu le pays, from Mignon
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Brian Zeger, piano

Igor Stravinsky: I was never saner…Come Master, from The Rake’s Progress
James Morris, bass-baritone
Brian Zeger, piano

George Frideric Handel: Cara sposa, from Rinaldo
David Daniels, countertenor
Martin Katz, piano

Giuseppe Verdi: O Carlo, ascolta, from Don Carlo
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, baritone
Warren Jones, piano

Johannes Brahms: Wie bist du, meine Konigin
Thomas Quasthoff, baritone
Martin Katz, piano

Antonin Dvorak: Kdyz mne stara maatka zpivat, from Ciganské melodie, Op. 55 B. 104
Karita Mattila, soprano
Martin Katz, piano

Gustav Mahler: Wo die schonen Trompeten blasen, from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Thomas Hampson, baritone
Warren Jones, piano

Aaron Copland: I Bought Me a Cat
Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano
Samuel Ramey, bass
Martin Katz, piano

Gioacchino Rossini: Tanti affetti, from La donna del lago
Joyce Didonato, mezzo-soprano
Brian Zeger, piano

Happy Birthday song

The program is 2 and a half hours long, followed by selections from Marilyn Horne’s own recorded repertoire hosted by Kris Allen.

{name} Author: Kristine A.
Bio: Program Director @ WPSU-FM

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