Welsh baritone Jeremy Huw Williams and pianist Paula Fan will present the world premiere of Primordia: A Song Cycle to Early Poems of Wallace Stevens, by MIT composer Charles Shadle, the premiere of a new arrangement of The Great Panjandrum by MIT composer Peter Child, the US premiere of William Alwyn's Nocturnes, and John Harbison's The Flute of Interior Time. 8pm, Killian Hall. Free.
Jeremy Huw Williams made his debut with the Welsh National Opera and has since appeared in sixty operatic roles. He has performed at major venues in North and South America, Australia, Hong Kong, and most European countries. He is renowned as a fine exponent of contemporary music. Pianist Paula Fan has performed as soloist and chamber musician on five continents and has recorded seventeen albums. She has coached and accompanied singers from the world's great opera houses. She is on the faculty at the University of Arizona School of Music.
Charles Shadle has been commissioned by numerous institutions, including SUNY Buffalo, Longwood Opera, The Lake George Opera Festival, The Handel and Haydn Society, The Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, The Newton Choral Society, and the Rockport Chamber Music Festival. For the National Film Preservation Foundation he has composed four film scores, all of which are available on DVD. A career-long focus on vocal music has resulted in commissions from such distinguished singers as Carlos Archuleta, Fernando Del Valle, Gale Fuller, Jason McStoots, Margaret O’Keefe, Stephen Salters, Fredrick Urrey and Jeremy Huw Williams.