A conservatory faculty recital by baritone Timothy LeFebvre and pianist James Howsmon.
Admission is free
George Frederick Handel:
"Where'er you walk" from Semele
"Frondi tenere. . .Ombra mai fù" from Serse
"Del minacciar del vento" from Ottone
Ludwig van Beethoven:
An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98
Ballata; Stornellatrice; Notte; Nebbie; Invito alla danza
Aaron Copland: From Old American Songs
The Boatmen's Dance; Simple Gifts; At the River; Ching-a-ring Chaw
Nationally acclaimed baritone Timothy LeFebvre has wide-ranging experience from the operatic stage to the concert hall. Recent performances include Vaughan-Williams’ Five Mystical Songs and Dona nobis pacem with Berkshire Choral Festival, solo recitals at Carnegie Mellon University and the Townsend School of Music at Mercer University, Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with Pensacola Symphony and Oberlin Conservatory, Britten’s War Requiem with Jacksonville Symphony, Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Westminster Choir College, and Mozart’s Requiem with West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. 2012-2013 performances include solo recitals at Oberlin Conservatory and University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Elijah with New Dominion Chorale, Brahms’ Requiem with Hamilton College, Beethoven’s Mass in C with Wichita Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem with Susquehanna Valley Chorale, Brahms’ Requiem with the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, and Messiah with the Handel Choir of Baltimore.
LeFebvre has appeared in concert with the Jacksonville Symphony, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Wichita Symphony, Pensacola Symphony, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Vermont Symphony, Minnesota Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, American Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Spokane Symphony, Binghamton Philharmonic, Rochester Bach Festival, Berkshire Choral Festival, New Dominion Chorale, Williamsport Symphony, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Syracuse Chamber Music Society, the Skaneateles Festival, and the Marlboro Music Festival. He has also appeared in concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall.
LeFebvre’s frequently performed opera roles include Rigoletto, Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Germont (La Traviata), Count (Le nozze di Figaro), Falke (Die Fledermaus), Marcello and Shaunard (La Bohème), and Father (Hansel and Gretel). His operatic experience features performances with Central City Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, Sarasota Opera, Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, Syracuse Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Opera Delaware, and Opera Theater of Pittsburgh.
LeFebvre is currently associate professor of singing at Oberlin, where he teaches private voice, oratorio repertoire for singers, and coordinates Freshman Voice Seminar. Prior to Oberlin, he was assistant professor of voice at Binghamton University, and also taught at Cornell University, Syracuse University, Hamilton College, and Colgate University. Future performances include Durufle’s Requiem with Susquehanna Valley Chorale, a premiere of Donald McCullough’s The Essential Life with The Reston Chorale, Vaughan-Williams’ Sea Symphony with Ithaca Community Chorus, and Haydn’s Seasons with Hamilton College.
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