Plainfield Town Hall Opera House – 18 High St, (US Rt. 2) Plainfield, VT 05667
Sunday, March 11th at 4:00pm
A special concert of piano & voice at the Plainfield Opera House, Sunday, March 11th at 4:00pm
The Friends of the Plainfield Opera House present a performance of piano and vocal music by concert pianist Diane Huling and Baritone Arthur Zorn, Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 4:00 PM. Titled “Beethoven, Friends and Admirers,” it includes the Beethoven Song Cycle “Eine Ferne Geliebte”, and the Beethoven Waldstein Sonata, Opus 53, along with songs by Schubert and Schumann.
“The friends in the title refer to the musicians,” Huling explains. “Arthur and I have known each other for forty years, and we’re finally getting around to performing serious art song together. As for the solo Beethoven sonata, I’ve played it many times in the last 4 decades; it is one of my most favorite of all the sonatas – that is, if one can actually choose a favorite.”
Huling, a long-time Cabot resident, has performed as a soloist and chamber musician world-wide. She has a studio in Cabot. Zorn, who wears many hats, has taught school in Barre, is an award-winning artist, a conductor and a pianist as well as a singer.
“People don’t realize that Beethoven composed over ninety songs, and inspired the art-song movement. There’s a direct connection between his songs and the Schubert and Schumann songs,” explains Zorn. “This particular cycle of songs is sung as a continuous piece – there are seven short songs based on poems that were presented to Beethoven by a young doctor. They’re beautiful love poems.” Zorn will also be singing the blockbuster “Erlking” by Schubert, a song that has several different people singing. It involves singing with different characteristics for each person, a technical and dramatic feat.
The concert is Sunday, March 11 at 4:00pm.
Tickets are available through tickets.Catamountarts.org (CatamounTix) or at the door.
General Admission: $15, Seniors $10, Students $5, Special Rate $5