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Faculty Recital: Dr. Robert Elfline

Dr. Robert Elfline, associate professor of music, will be performing on piano in a recital with soprano Jamie-Rose Guarrine, bass-baritone Seth Keeton, and cellist Karl Knapp. It will be a recital of songs set to the texts of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. 

The recital opens with song v=cycles set by Lee Hoiby, Andre Previn, Lori Laitman, and Ned Rorem. The last two works on the program were commissioned especially for this event and will receive their world premieres this Friday - Daron Hagen's On the Beach at Night (2017), and Scott Gendel's To Keep the Dark Away (2017).

Walt Whitman Texts:
Beginning My Studies  
I Was There (beginning with "I understand the large hearts of heroes"
A Clear Midnight
O Captain! My Captain!
Joy, Shipmate, Joy!
On the Beach at Night
Of Him I Love Day and Night   
I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing
To a Common Prostitute

Emily Dickinson Texts:
As imperceptibly as Grief                           
Will There Really be a Morning?
Good Morning - Midnight
The Butterfly upon                                          
Hope is a Strange Invention
To Make a Prairie
Letter to the World                                                      
The Saddest Noise
In Vain
Accustomed to the Dark
The Crickets Sang
I Sing to Use the Waiting


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Denkmann Memorial Building

3520 7th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201
United States

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