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Faculty Vocal Quintet APPropos! Performs March 2

022304apppro_dl.jpgBOONE–The Mariam Cannon Hayes School of Music’s faculty vocal quintet APPropos! sings the work of American composers on Tuesday, March 2. The 8 p.m. concert will be held in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall on the Appalachian State University campus. Admission is free and the public is invited.

“American Music” is part of the Faculty Recital Series and is sponsored by High Country Bank.

Vocalists are Julia Pedigo, soprano, Priscilla Porterfield, mezzo-soprano, Mary Gayle Greene, mezzo-soprano, Randall Outland, tenor, and Joseph Amaya, baritone. Pianist Rodney Reynerson accompanies the group.

The concert includes Aaron Copland’s “The Promise of Living” from “The Tender Land” and “Why Do They Shut Me Out of Heaven?” from “Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson.” Also on the program are pieces by Charles Ives, Thomas Nash, George Gershwin, John Jacob Niles and Charles Griffes.

The recital also features two compositions by William G. Harbinson, dean of the Hayes School of Music. “Songs of Parting” and “Kitchen Door Blues” come from a set of songs written for Joe Amaya in 1995 called “Songs of Matrimony.” All have something to do with marriage. “Kitchen Door Blues” is based on a humorous poem by Tennessee Williams. “Song of Parting” comes from a somber poem about the end of a relationship.

Harbinson’s “Songs of the Homeland” will be premiered during the recital. The piece is a medley of several early American songs presented in a show stopping-style.

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