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Ruth Christensen to present BYU faculty vocal recital Jan. 18

Mezzo-soprano Ruth Christensen will perform in a Brigham Young University School of Music faculty recital with guest pianist Stephen Thomas on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Christensen will perform a variety of songs including "The Smiling Hours" by Georg Friedrich, "Canciòn de la Infanta" by Pauline Vardot and "Euclid" from "Songs to the Moon" by Jake Heggie.

She will also perform songs of the cabaret including "Griserie" by Jacques Offenbach, "Les Feuilles Mortes" by Joseph Kosma and "J'avais un Ami" by Erik Satie.

An assistant professor of voice, Christensen currently teaches both undergraduate and graduate vocal literature courses and beginning lyric diction.

She has performed with and directed several prominent music groups at venues throughout the United States including Cincinnati Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Lyric Opera Theatre of Tempe and Michigan Opera Theatre.

Thomas currently works at California State University-Sacramento as chair of the Music Department.

For more information contact Ruth Christensen at (801) 422-8949.

Writer: Rebekah Hanson

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