“Songs From a Woman’s Life” Recital Sunday

Posted on October 13th, 2010 by

Christina Smith in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Christina Smith in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Sunday, October 17, brings Soprano Christina Smith to the Jussi Björling stage for a performance of “Songs From a Woman’s Life,” a collection of music she has performed which gives a glimpse into the life and mind of different women. With Pianist Bonnie Jorgensen, Smith presents her “Songs” at 1:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus. Admission is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.

As Smith describes her recital, “It has been a few years since I had performed a recital and I was concerned about having to prepare so much new material in the midst of a busy schedule. Then I thought of all the songs I knew already: the ones I’d learned, but never performed, the ones I had performed, but wanted to sing again…All of them songs I enjoy singing. I started to list them and a theme emerged. Each song was a glimpse into the life and mind of a different woman.”

Her recital opens with a set of Stephen Sondheim works from Sweeney Todd, Saturday Night and Merrily We Roll Along. She continues with selections Aida, The Music Man, Whoop Dee Doo, The King and I and others.

With Pianist Bonnie Jorgensen, Soprano Christina Smith presents “Songs From a Woman’s Life” on Sunday, October 17 at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

 

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