The Hamilton College Department of Music presents a vocal recital with Jon Fredric West, heldentenor, and Kenneth Bowen, piano, on Friday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts.
“A Gloucestershire Evening with Ralph Vaughan Williams” focuses on the first half of Vaughan Williams’ career (from 1901to 1924). The DeVere String Quartet and Eric Gustafson, viola, will join West and Bowen for part of the program. The recital features “Songs of Travel, a song cycle of nine songs with poems selected from the Robert Louis Stevenson collection of the same name.
West received a bachelor of music in vocal performance from Bowling Green State University and did graduate work at Manhattan School of Music and at The Juilliard American Opera Center. In 2010 he was recognized with the prestigious “Centennial Award of the 100 Most Influential People in 100 Years of Bowling Green State University.” West has performed in major opera houses, concert halls and orchestras throughout his career, including the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, San Francisco Opera, Teatro dell’ Opera, Rome and The Royal Opera at Covent Garden.
This concert is free and open to the public. Seating is general admission, and tickets are not required. For more information, call the box office at (315) 859-4331 or visit www.hamiltonpa.org.