Cameron University piano and vocal students join forces to present Soirée IX: An Evening of French Music

Cameron University piano students will be joined by vocal students to presentSoirée IX: An Evening of French Music” on Tuesday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the McCutcheon Recital Hall.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior/military/non-Cameron students. CU students, faculty and staff are admitted free with CU I.D.

Students scheduled to perform are pianists Brittany Dabbs, Thadyn DuPont, Amy Morales, Diana Webb; Lawton; and vocalists Gabe Caron, Altus; Haleigh Adams, Lorenzo Butler, Corbyn Nauman and Natasha Scharfenberg, Lawton.

The program will consist of piano duets by Fauré and Debussy, French melodiés for voice and piano written by Debussy and Poulenc, the highly celebrated aria "Habanera" from Bizet's opera “Carmen,” and the beautiful "Flower Duet" from Delibes' opera “Lakmé.”

The annual soirée, now in its ninth year, is presented by piano students who are enrolled in Accompanying Class taught by Dr. Hyunsoon Whang, professor and McMahon Endowed Chair in Music.

“The soiree concerts give our piano students and selected music students the chamber music experience – the opportunity to learn, study in depth, rehearse and finally perform, all in an intimate setting,” says Whang. “It is my hope that students develop rehearsal techniques and ensemble skills as well as people skills while preparing for the soiree, now in its ninth year.”

“My favorite part of the soiree is learning about our theme and really studying the pieces and interpreting them with your partner to perform it beautifully,” says Webb, a senior piano performance major. “I love getting to work with other people and making music with my colleagues.”




March 28, 2018