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Faculty Recital: Amy Jarman and Jennifer McGuire

Saturday, September 23, 2017,
  • Location: Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall • 2400 Blakemore Avenue • Nashville, TN 37212

Saturday, September 23

8 p.m.

Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall

Amy Jarman, soprano, and Jennifer McGuire, piano

“And this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

Join soprano Amy Jarman and pianist Jennifer McGuire for an American song recital exploring themes of love and childhood. The recital features poems by a wide variety of writers including Robert Browning, Edna St. Vincent Millay, e.e. cummings and Sara Teasdale, and music by beloved American composers such as Stephen Foster, Amy Beach, Samuel Barber, William Bolcom, Lori Laitman and Jake Heggie. The artists will also premiere a new song cycle commissioned by the Blair School for Amy Jarman, The Secret Ocean, with music by Blair alumnus Evan Mack and poetry by Mark Jarman. This intricate work, describing childhood, parenthood and the link between them, is the centerpiece of the recital. Mack has received significant praise for his opera Angel of the Amazon, which premiered in May 2011 at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City, and his grand opera Roscoe, which premiered at the Seagle Music Colony and was also performed in concert by the Albany Symphony. Mark Jarman is Centennial Professor of English at Vanderbilt University and the author of 11 books of poetry, most recently The Heronry, published by Sarabande Books.

This event is free and open to the public. Parking for this event is available for free in West Garage (2500 Children's Way) through the Children's Way entrance.