University choral director to present solo recital March 29
March 24, 2014
Hui, director of choral activities and assistant professor of music at University
of Wisconsin-Stout, will perform a solo voice recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, March
29, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 910 9th St. E., in Menomonie.
his Menomonie-area debut, will be accompanied by pianist Phillip Dorn.
recital, "A Poet's Love," will explore different facets of love as a human
experience through songs by German and American composers. The main feature is
Robert Schumann's "Dichterliebe Op.
48" with poems by Heinrich Heine, which spans from the longing of first love to
the bitter remembrance of romance past.
a selection from Hugo Wolf's "Eichendorff
Lieder," composed only 40 years later, contrasts Schumann's intimate
music with wild imagination in both the musical language and the often abstract
poetry by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff.
recital will include the world premieres of "Time Sonnets," two settings of poems by William Shakespeare and
composed by Minneapolis-based composer Thomas C. Lang. It ponders the
inevitability of time in people's brief existence. Also, "Chamber Music," with music composed
by Hui and text by James Joyce, is a song cycle on the nature of love as the
lovers grow old.