The National Music Festival’s next Resonance concert, set for 3 p.m. March 24 at St. Paul’s Church, 7579 Sandy Bottom Road, Chestertown, Maryland, will feature soprano Karen Slack, accompanied by pianist Joseph Mechavich.
For her Chestertown recital, the soprano will perform songs and arias in English, French, German and Italian, as well as traditional spirituals. The first half of her program will include music by Richard Strauss including “Morgen!” (“Tomorrow”) set to the words of a German love poem. In French, she’ll sing Maurice Ravel’s “Deux Chansons Hébraïques” (“Two Hebrew Songs”).
The spirituals Slack will sing at the end of her program are in part a tribute to Anderson — and singers like Leontyne Price after her — and a tradition for African-American opera singers’ recitals.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students with ID and children under 14. NMF 2019 Combination Pass holders are guaranteed admission to this and the final Resonance concert of the season, cellist Gwen Krosnick, April 28, at the same venue.
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