Music performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. in Whitley Auditorium with Stephen A. Futrell (conductor), Tim Hill (bass-baritone), guest tenor Timothy Sparks (UNC Chapel Hill) and Omri Shimron (piano) with a panel discussion held before at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 4
The Music of Dan Asia, performance featuring the Elon University Camerata
Stephen A. Futrell (conductor), Tim Hill (bass-baritone), guest tenor Timothy Sparks (UNC Chapel Hill) and Omri Shimron (piano)
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Daniel Asia,professor of composition and head of composition at the University of Arizona, narrates a recital featuring three of his vocal works: “Amichai Songs” (version for voice and piano), “Breath in a Ram’s Horn” with texts by American poet Paul Pines (tenor and piano), and “Why Jacob?” for chorus and piano. Sponsored by the Fund for Excellence in the Arts and Sciences
**There is a panel and information session before the concert (at 6:30 p.m):**
Dan Asia’s song cycle “Amichai’s Songs” is based on work by Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai, which wrestles with issues of national and religious identity in a war-torn reality. The panelists will consider the adaptation of Amichai’s texts into a music, the poetry itself — in the original Hebrew and in translation, its Jewish-Israeli attributes, as well as the process of preparing the cycle for a public performance.
Sponsored by the Fund for Excellence in the Arts and Sciences
This event will take place in Whitley Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.