Recital gives “eclectic” label a meaningful workout
We probably shouldn’t be surprised: a singer who is also a physicist seems more likely to embrace the mash-up in other areas of his life as well. This program from tenor Jeff Greif and pianist Twyla Meyer promises to be a good specimen of unorthodox thinking, and most people will take in a new piece or two as a result.
Planned works include Mahler’s luscious Rückert Lieder, the Walt Whitman settings from Kurt Weill, a selection from Gabriel Kahane‘s ‘Craigslistlieder’, and Victoria Bond‘s treatment of ‘A Modest Proposal’ by Jonathan Swift (the 18th-century satire that offers a culinary solution to the “burthen” children can present to their parents). Let’s try to reserve assumptions about the performers’ real-life familial attitudes until we see the show…
Saturday, February 18, 3pm
Jeff Greif, tenor
An Eclectic Lieder Recital
Parking is available on the street OR
|Originally published in Next 7 — Vocal events through 2/22/12|