ISSUED: 17 January 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — The Shepherd University Department of Music Salon Series sponsored by Jefferson Security Bank continues on Thursday, February 1, at 8 p.m. in the Frank Center’s W.H. Shipley Recital Hall with “Death of the Romantics: A Musical Walk Through the Changing World of European Art in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries.”
The performance will feature Joseph Regan, tenor; Melanie Regan, mezzo-soprano and adjunct music professor; and Joseph Satava, pianist. The repertoire will include opera arias and art song selections that examine the ways in which the upheaval of the Gilded Age radically changed how artists thought about and expressed the meaning of life, death, love, and spirituality during this tumultuous time in European history.
Other Salon Series upcoming concerts are:
- March 1, 2018—Argo String Quartet, a classical ensemble based in Frederick, Maryland, will perform Beethoven’s “Quartet Op. 18 n. 4 in C minor,” Dvorak’s “American Quartet,” Foote’s “Nocturne and Scherzo for Flute and String Quartet,” and Piazzolla’s “Four for Tango.”
- March 22, 2018—Atlantic Reed Consort, a quintet made up of oboe, clarinet, bassoon, bass clarinet, and saxophone will perform contemporary literature for the reed quintet, exploring 20th and 21st century composers like Philip Glass, Ned McGowan, Jessie Montgomery, John Elmquist, and a new work by former Shepherd faculty member Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis.
Salon Series concerts are all free and open to the public. General seating is limited to 120. For more information about the concert series or other music department events, call 304-876-5555 or visit www.shepherd.edu/music.
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