With a capital “E”

 

Twyla Meyer, pianistJeff Greif, tenor

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
Twyla Meyer, piano

An Eclectic Lieder Recital

Free admission
Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica
18th St and Arizona Ave., Santa Monica

Parking is available on the street OR
Print out a parking pass to park free in
one of the nearby UCLA lots

 

Originally published in Next 7 — Vocal events through 2/22/12

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