School of Music hosts world-renowned artists for two masterclasses

Presented in collaboration with Akron's Tuesday Musical Association

In February and March, the School of Music had the privilege of hosting two masterclasses featuring internationally acclaimed artists working with students from the School of Music. The first, on Feb. 12, featured international opera superstars Lawrence Brownlee, tenor, and Eric Owens, bass-baritone. The second, on March 11, featured acclaimed musicians from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Wu Han, piano and Co-Artistic Director; Arnaud Sussmann and Alexander Sitkovetsky, violins; Matthew Lipman, viola; and Nicholas Cannellakis, cello. These invaluable opportunities were presented in collaboration with Akron’s Tuesday Musical Association. Learn more about Tuesday Musical here.

On Feb. 12, Brownlee and Owens worked with eight School of Music students over the course of a two-hour class. The program included:

“È la solita storia del pastore” from L’arlesiana by Francesco Cilèa
Xuyue Qing, tenor

“Son vergin vezzosa” from I Puritani by Vincenzo Bellini
Heather Morrison, soprano

Der Soldat, Op. 40, No. 3 by Robert Schumann
Charles Austin Piper, baritone

“Your Daddy’s Son” from Ragtime by Stephen Flaherty
Chantrell Lewis, soprano

“Dove Sei, Amato Bene” from Rodelinda by George Friderich Handel 
Henry Hantak, countertenor

“Voi che sapete” from Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Natalie Butchko, mezzo-soprano

“Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém” (Song to the Moon) from Rusalka by Antonín Leopold Dvořák
Teagan Amey, soprano

“Kiss Me Again” Mlle. Modiste by Victor Herbert
Marley Lieberman, Soprano

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The March 11 class included seven student performers and was streamed internationally in collaboration with The Violin Channel, a world-leading classical music media company. The program included:

String Quartet No. 9, Op. 117 by Dmitri Shostakovich

II. Adagio
III. Allegretto

Efferus String Quartet

Paula Castaneda and Irene Guerrra, violins
Cristian Diaz, viola
Maria Florez, cello

Sonata No.3 in C minor for Violin and Piano, Op.45 by Edvard Grieg

I. Allegro molto ed appassionato

Galo Arboledo, violin
Jacob Bernhardt, piano

Légende No. 2: St. François de Paule marchant sur les flots, S. 175/2 by Franz Liszt

Greta Pasztor, piano

Poème for Violin and Piano by Ernest Chausson

Giuseppe Tejeiro Castiblanco, violin
Dr. Hana Chu, piano

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POSTED: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 3:20pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 1:34pm