Pfaltzgraff Guest Recital Friday

Posted on October 30th, 2011 by

Tenor Brian Pfaltzgraff

Tenor Brian Pfaltzgraff

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to present Wartburg College assistant professor of music Brian Pfaltzgraff and pianist Carita Pfaltzgraff in a guest artist recital on Friday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. The Pfaltzgraff recital will be presented in Jussi Björling Recital Hall and is free and open to the public.

Tenor Brian Pfaltzgraff is an assistant professor of voice at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.  While completing the Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Michigan, Pfaltzgraff was on the faculties of Ohio Northern University, and Concordia University, Ann Arbor.  He received his Master of Arts in German Literature and his Master of Music from Bowling Green State University, and his Bachelor of Music Education and German from Simpson College.

Dr. Pfaltzgraff has performed over 30 leading operatic roles and an even wider range of concert works.  He appears regularly with Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis, and has also appeared in productions with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the St. Louis Masterworks Chorale, Toledo Opera, the Lima Symphony, Toledo Symphony, the Detroit Symphony (Civic), Canton Civic Opera, Mansfield Symphony, the Ann Arbor Festival of Song, the Rochester (NY) Chamber Orchestra, the Oak Ridge (TN) Civic Music Association, and the Des Moines Metro Opera.  While at the University of Michigan, Dr. Pfaltzgraff held the Joy Whitman Weinberger and Ara Berberian fellowships, and was the inaugural recipient of the Jessye Norman Fellowship, a University of Michigan award recognizing vocal excellence. He was also the inaugural recipient of the James Paul Kennedy Alumni Recognition award from Bowling Green State University.

Friday’s recital will include songs by Scarlatti, Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte, Faure’s Poeme d’un Jour (op. 21), Lenski’s aria from Tchaikovski’s Eugene Onegin, and selections from Vaughan Williams’ The House of Life.

Tenor Brian Pfaltzgraff’s recital begins at 7:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.


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