The University of Mobile Center for Performing Arts will present “From Bel Canto to Schoenberg,” a classical music recital, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s Martin Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.
The recital features faculty members Dr. Mihaela Buhaiciuc, soprano; Dr. Sharon Hudson, piano; and Dana Wilson, tenor.
The repertoire includes standard vocal music of the 19th and early 20th centuries of both opera and lied genres. The main emphasis of the performance will be to articulate vocal differences between the Italian school of Bel Canto (Beautiful Singing) and Schoenberg’s Sprechstimme (Speaking Voice) through the music of Schubert, Massenet, and Dvorak.
Buhaiciuc, UMobile assistant professor of music, is an active performer and an advocate of new music. Her extensive repertoire covers seven languages and a large versatility of styles ranging from baroque to postmodernism. In addition to being awarded the 2010 Megginson Research Award by the University of Mobile, Buhaiciuc recently lectured on various topics at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at the Asian Conference in Arts and Humanities held in Osaka, Japan.
Hudson, UMobile adjunct instructor of music, won the 21st Century Piano Commission contest and gave a concert at Urbana’s Krannert Center for Performing Arts. Her interest and experience spans harpsichord and classical performance practice studies, vocal studio accompanying, and performing modern works, with a particular emphasis on the music of Charles Ives. She is currently the pianist at Saraland United Methodist Church.
Wilson, UMobile adjunct instructor of music, has a vast performance repertoire extending from early renaissance music to contemporary jazz. He now performs throughout the United States and internationally in opera, operetta, oratorio, in recital, and as a chamber music soloist.
For more information, contact the University of Mobile Center for Performing Arts at 251.442.2420.