NVC Music presents the Spring 2023 Guest Artist Recital

Date: April 18, 2023

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Palmetto Theatre

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Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30pm

Free Admission • Palmetto Theatre

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Hosted by Dr. Minkyung Lee
Assistant Professor of Voice / Director of Choral Activities

NVC Spring Music Fest is thrilled to invite baritone Daniel Hunter-Holly and Allan Armstrong on the piano to perform together at the Palmetto Center for the Arts on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. Daniel Hunter-Holly, baritone, is a Professor of Music and Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.  An active recitalist, having performed throughout North and Central America, he is also an acclaimed educator, receiving a University of Texas System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award in 2015. More recently, he was selected by the National Association of Teachers of Singing as an Emerging Leader in the Texoma Region.  Pianist and vocal coach Allan Armstrong is an assistant professor of music in voice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he specializes in art song literature and opera coaching. He is also the official accompanist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions for both the Colorado/Wyoming District and the Rocky Mountain Region. 

“Mirages” is a recital featuring music that seeks to remind us to look beyond what we see, and to explore the dreams, delusions, reflections, mirages… The program includes American composer Judith Cloud’s settings of traditional Italian songs and arias, pieces by Mexican composer Salvador Moreno, songs from the AIDS Quilt Songbook, as well as Gabriel Fauré’s late masterpiece, Mirages, on poems by the baroness Renée de Brimont, composed immediately after the First World War.  The preface to Brimont’s book of poems eloquently encapsulates this theme: “Music singing to the ear of the poet, visions from before the torment; dreams and nostalgia, reflections or mirages of that which persists despite everything, and which brings us calm in Nature’s eternity.”

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Presented by Northwest Vista College Music
Sponsored by the Student Activity Fee