Wabash Voice Instructor Ferris Allen To Give Recital Thursday Afternoonby Karen Handley • October 27, 2009
The Wabash College Music Department invites you to a recital by the department’s voice instructor, Ferris Allen, at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 29 in Salter Hall in the Fine Arts Center.
Allen will present Beethoven’s only song cycle An die ferne Geliebte (to the distant beloved), and songs by Franz Schubert, Henri Duparc, and Reynaldo Hahn.
Baritone Ferris Allen has performed music from early Baroque to the 21st century with ensembles such as, Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, and Aspen Opera Theater. Notable performances in song include Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte with pianist Margo Garrett at the Aspen Music Festival, and Twin Cities performances of Schubert’s Winterreise with conductor-pianist Andrew Altenbach of the Minnesota Opera. Last season, Allen and Altenbach were selected as a duo to inaugurate LiederAlive!, a new San Francisco venue that unites a young generation of Lieder performers with world-renowned artists of the genre for a series of public classes and demonstrations.
Equally at home in the opera house, he sang the role of Achis in the North American premiere of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s David et Jonathas, an American Opera Theater production for the Brooklyn Academy of Music. His devotion to new music extends to collaborations with Clint Needham and Clint McCallum, and the world premieres of their orchestral and chamber works commissioned for performance at Indiana University and the Juilliard School.
Come and hear this new member of the Music Department’s adjunct staff. The recital is free and open to the public.