Latest Byways: A Tour through American Song The North Dakota Vocal Arts Trio, consisting of Richard Walentine, Anne Christopherson, and Katherine Noone will be performing Sunday, September 7th at 2:00PM in the Denault Auditorium in the Reiland Fine Arts Center at the University of Jamestown. The concert is free and open to the public. The trio has compiled a series of 20 pieces which epitomize the American experience. There will be a wide variety of music performed beginning with Nelly Bly written in 1850 by Stephen Foster which was a very well-known work at the time and is the origin of journalist and circumnavigator Elizabeth Jane Cochran’s pen name. Other pieces to be sung include Julia Frances Smith’s “Prairie Kaleidoscope” written in 1981, a series of five songs, and “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” written in 1947 by Samuel Barber which demonstrates an idyllic picture of America as seen from the perspective of a man having just experienced two world wars and a depression. This will prove to be an afternoon filled with entertainment and introspection as the audience is led by the ear through American history by performers with rich musical backgrounds. Lyric coloratura soprano, Anne Christopherson, has enjoyed a varied and rewarding career in the genres of art song, cabaret, opera, operetta, musical theatre, and oratorio. Ms. Christopherson has been acclaimed for her “dazzlingly supple voice” and “well-honed ability to convey emotion, tenderness, and poignancy.” Her stage roles range from Mozart to Ward and Gilbert & Sullivan to Sondheim. Dr. Christopherson teaches at the University [...] Read More
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