Pianist Logan Skelton and soprano Jennifer Goltz will perform a cycle of songs based on poems by Emily Dickinson at Morningside College at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in Eppley Auditorium.
Pianist Logan Skelton and soprano Jennifer Goltz will perform a cycle of songs based on poems by Emily Dickinson at Morningside College at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Ave.
It will be a multimedia presentation of the song cycle recently composed by Skelton. The performance is free and open to the public.
“This particular concert combines live performance with projected images, all chosen to illuminate and correspond with events in the poetry,” Skelton said. “The aim is to enter Dickinson’s private world. I, for one, have always found it deeply affecting to spend time with her poetry, to see, if only for a few moments, life through her eyes. Through the expressive language of music and song, I invite you to peer with me into this world.”
Skelton is an award-winning pianist and teacher who has composed well over 150 songs, including numerous song cycles, many of which have been recorded commercially and performed internationally. He has been a frequent guest on public radio and television stations including NPR’s “Performance Today,” “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition.”
Goltz specializes in new chamber music, opera and cabaret. An international performer, her reputation for interpretive sensitivity, vocal virtuosity, musical precision and creativity has inspired many musicians to compose for her. Her collaboration with Skelton spans two decades, two continents and numerous song cycles.