For the first time in decades, audiences will be able to hear the harpsichord built especially for the Department of Music over 30 years ago, played by Maria Lyapkova. Rebuilt by Ferdinand Pointer, this Italian harpsichord is one of the few instruments of its kind in the Birmingham area, and this concert will launch the Collegium Musicum concert series at UAB. The program includes arias by Vivaldi and Caccini; lute songs by Dowland Lanier, Blow, and Campion; and arias and duets by Monteverdi. Thanks to a Faculty Development grant to refurbish the harpsichord and host early music specialists, soprano Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk will be joined by soprano Elizabeth Packard Arnold, mezzo-soprano Katherine Sherwood White, lutenist Dieter Hennings, cellist JoAnn Strickland.
Soprano Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk, specialist in the lute songs of John Dowland, sang with Early Music Vancouver's "Compleat Singer Programme." Her solo CD of Dowland songs was released by Centaur in 2008. Soprano Elizabeth Packard Arnold studied German oratorio at the Benjamin Britten–Peter Pears School in Aldeburgh, England and participated in Stephen Stubb’s summer Baroque opera program, Accademia d’Amore, in Seattle, Washington. Mezzo-soprano Katherine Sherwood White has performed leading roles with Cincinnati Opera, Central City Opera, Kentucky Opera Theater, and Texas Opera Theater. They are joined by Dieter Hennings, who recently performed recitals on baroque lute and guitar at Milan’s Spazio Tadini, the Arizona Early Music Society and the Rochester Early Music Society among many others. Cellist JoAnn Strickland, formerly of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, rounds out the group.
EARLY MUSIC AT UAB
Sunday, February 10 at 3pm
Hulsey Recital Hall