The next Jewell artist series will be held February 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Gano Chapel and will feature Kathy Kessler Price, soprano, and Dr. Calvin Permenter, piano and harpsichord. The public is invited at no charge.
The voice-piano recital will feature the following pieces: Three Songs on Lyrics of Edna St. Vincent Millay by American composer Eric Ewazen (b. 1954); selections for voice and harpsichord from Letters from Composers by Dominick Argento (b. 1927) on letters by Schubert, Bach, and Schumann; lieder by Richard Strauss and Spanish songs by Fernando Obradors; and two pieces in Czech -- an aria from Janacek's Jenufa, and a dialogue between a heron and a crane by Jaroslav Kricka, performed only once before in the U.S. in 1984.
Ms. Kessler Price is an adjunct voice professor at William Jewell, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Kansas in Vocal Pedagogy, and a member of their Vocal/Choral Pedagogy Research Group. A founding member of the Washington Vocal Consortium, Ms. Price has performed extensively as a soloist in the U.S. and Europe, singing in such venues as The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and The White House, and in Switzerland, Moscow, and in a solo concert tour of the Czech Republic. Dr. Permenter serves as the Robert H. McKee Professor of Music at William Jewell. He received his B.M. from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music; his M.M. from Drake University; and his D.M.A. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. He has completed additional study at the American Conservatory of Music in Fountainebleau, France, and at the Academie Ravel de Musique in St. Jean-de-Luz, France.