Reimer to present recital of American Art Songs
calendar icon06 Sep 2013 user iconBy Brian Reetz
Soprano Jamie Reimer and pianist Michael Cotton present a recital of American art songs on Thursday, September 19. The event at Kimball Recital Hall begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
The repertoire explores the rich harmonies and lyrical vocal lines of the late 19th century through the middle 20th century, and includes works by Ernst Bacon, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, and John Duke.
Audiences will also hear the American premiere of Robert Owens' 4 Sonnets to Duse, written in 2012 for Jamie Reimer to the poetry of Sara Teasdale
“I am thrilled to share some of the hidden gems of the American art song repertoire,” Reimer said. “Fans of opera, art song, jazz and superb American poetry will find something to love in this program.”
Bio: Jamie Reimer, soprano, is highly regarded as a performer, teacher and scholar, appearing regularly in opera, oratorio and recital venues around the United States and Australia. Dr. Reimer received her DMA and MM from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with her undergraduate work from Hastings College. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, College Music Society, the National Opera Association, and Sigma Alpha Iota.