University of Nebraska at Kearney faculty member, baritone Andrew White will present a recital of song settings of poetry by Walt Whitman on Dec. 2. Faculty pianist Nathan Buckner will accompany him. Works will include Darleen Mitchell's Three Whitman Songs. Part of Concerts on the Platte (COTP) series at UNK.
The full program is to include A Whitman "Sampler," by Greg Steinke (President of National Association of Composers USA, and Prof. Emeritus of Marylhurst University, OR); Nocturnal Songs, by Jonathan McNair (Prof. of Composition at U of Tenn, at Chattanooga); Three Whitman Songs, by Darleen Mitchell (Prof. Emeritus of Composition at UNK); One Hour to Madness and Joy, by Frederick Koch (Cleveland composer); Whispers of Heavenly Death, by Jeffrey Quick (Cleveland composer); and Good-Bye My Fancy, by Sylvia Rickard (Victoria, BC, Canada). In addition, the concert includes program notes and a pre-concert lecture by scholars from the Whitman Archives at The University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL).
The concert will also be presented at UNL Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3:00 p.m.