Frostburg State University student Britany Poindexter will present her junior soprano vocal recital, accompanied by Dr. Sean Beachy, on Sunday, May 13, at 5 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. The recital is free and open to the public.
Poindexter will perform five serenades, the first of these being “Serenata” by Enrique Granados. In this piece, the singer lulls the subject to sleep, saying they will find peaceful slumber when the stars leave their eyes. The second serenade she will perform is Heitor Villa Lobos’ “Serenada” in which the music is so natural it seems to flow like a waterfall. Poindexter will also perform “Ständchen” by Johannes Brahms, which is a fun piece about three young boys serenading a young blonde girl with various instruments; this piece will be followed by Pyotr Il’ich Tchaikovsky’s “Serenada.” The final serenade of the evening is Gabriel Pierne’s “Serenade in A Major,” which was originally composed for violin and piano, but was transposed for voice and piano to describe love and the feelings a person has when he or she becomes someone else’s love. Poindexter will also perform pieces by Reynaldo Hahn, W.A. Mozart, Hugo Wolf, Alfredo Catalani, Libby Larsen, and Amy Beach.
A major in FSU’s Department of Music, Poindexter studies voice with Dr. Mariana Mihai-Zoeter and previously studied with Dr. Karen Soderberg. She is a member of University Chorale, Chamber Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Opera Theatre. A 2007 graduate of Middletown High School, Poindexter expects to graduate in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance. She is the daughter of Kenneth and Kathryn Poindexter of Myersville, Md. Poindexter plans to attend graduate school for voice and eventually one day perform with an opera company as well as teach voice and opera at the collegiate level.
For more information, contact the Department of Music at 301-687-4109.
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