HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 28, 2014 – High Point University will host a faculty voice recital at 2 p.m. on Sept. 14 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts building on campus. Mezzo-soprano, Candice Burrows, co-chair of voice at HPU, will be accompanied by Japanese collaborative pianist Hisako Hiratsuka of Tufts University; oboist Dr. Thomas Pappas, instructor of music at HPU; and additional string players from Greensboro Symphony.
The recital is a celebration of women. The texts and music reveal a candid look at different aspects of being female: their lives, loves, losses, humor and weaknesses.
“In this program, we look at the godly woman, the maternal woman, the woman who goes mad, the young and the old,” says Burrows. “The hour-long program is a rare look at women through the eyes of music. It is fun and a little daring!”
Composers include J.S. Bach, Maurice Ravel, Benjamin Britten, William Bolcom, Jake Heggie, Manuel de Falla and Francis Poulenc among others.
Presented in conjunction with the 2014-15 Year of the Arts at HPU, the voice division recital is one of dozens of community events intended to focus on the value that art and creativity bring to our lives. Other Year of the Arts events will include a speaker’s series of world-renowned artists; several musical, dance and theatrical events that highlight the performing arts; faculty and visiting artist exhibitions in HPU’s Sechrest Gallery; and many other celebrations as the year unfolds.