Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:05am

It's recital time in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music - look at this calendar - and Thursday, April 13 presents three major performances among the many opportunities to enjoy great music from the Hugh.

At 3:30 pm in Ramsey Hall is a Faculty/Guest Artist Recital featuring Laura Strickling, soprano & Liza Stepanova, piano 

Guest soprano Laura Strickling and assistant professor of piano Liza Stepanova present a recital of European and American art songs. The program features Enrique Granados' "Canciones amatorias" (celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Spanish composer's birth), Franz Liszt's "What is Love?," the Southeast premiere of Reinaldo Moya's "Ciudades del porvenir" (2016, written for Strickling and Stepanova), and songs by Tom Cipullo, whose music the duo has recorded on an upcoming CD release from Albany Records.

Then at 6 pm in Ramsey, the Collegium Musicum takes the stage

This select chamber ensemble specializes in music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods utilizing a small roster of strong singers.  The challenge of the repertoire, frequent solo opportunities, and historically informed aesthetic of performing with few singers on each vocal part make this an attractive, advanced ensemble for strong singers and enthusiasts of early music. 

And at 7:30 pm in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, it's the final concert in the 2016-2017 Thursday Scholarship Series

the Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s best instrumentalists—including faculty and students— perform three concertos. The ARCO Chamber Orchestra and a graduate student wind ensemble will provide a lively backdrop for five faculty soloists to create the musical fireworks that will close out the concert series’ season.

All of the performances will be streamed but as we all know, there is nothing quite like live music in person. Congratulations to all the performances. What a great Thursday in April.