Chowan University Music Department to present Faculty Voice Recital
The Chowan University Department of Music will present its Faculty Voice Recital Saturday, February 23, at 7:00 p.m. in Turner Auditorium of McDowell Columns Hall featuring bass-baritone Dr. Benjamin Thorburn and pianist Dr. Deborah Kiszely-Papp.
Thorburn, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, and Kiszely-Papp, Assistant Professor of Music, will present a recital of Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe, one of the great German Romantic song cycles. The program will also include songs and arias by Benjamin Britten, Maurice Ravel, and J.S. Bach.
Thorburn is a versatile singer with experience in art song, opera, oratorio, and early music. He has performed throughout Virginia, the mid-Atlantic, and the Northeast. As a music scholar, he is a specialist in Baroque music and performance practice and has presented his research at national and international conferences. He earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree in music history from Yale University and Bachelor of Arts degree in music from the University of Rochester.
Kiszely-Papp is an active performer and lecture-recitalist who has collaborated with renowned artists in Europe and throughout the United States. She earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the City University of New York where she studied piano with Herbert Stessin. She completed her Master of Music degree as a student of György Sándor at The Juilliard School. Her Bachelor of Music degree is from the New England Conservatory of Music.
Mark your calendar now for the Chowan University Faculty Voice Recital on February 23, at 7 p.m. in Turner Auditorium. The concert is free to the public. For more information please contact Marion Foster, Secretary, Department of Music, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-398-6236.