Junior recitalists Jessie Erickson, mezzo-soprano and Andrew Kendal, tenor, will present the final student recital of a busy spring semester in the Department of Music at Gustavus on Sunday, May 18, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. For this recital, the vocalists will be accompanied by pianists Leah Rodmyre and Bonnie Jorgensen. Tickets are not required for this recital and the public is cordially invited to attend.
Jessie Erickson, a junior music education major from Golden Valley, will be assisted by soprano Kelli Remboldt and pianist Leah Rodmyre for the opening selections on Sunday’s recital, “Esurientes” from Antonio Vivaldi’s Magnificat, and “Some Things are Meant to Be,” from Howland and Dickstein’s Little Women. Andrew Kendall, also a junior music education major, will open his first set accompanied by pianist Bonnie Jorgensen, with two works from Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel, “The Vagabond”and “The Infinite Shining Heavens.” Ms. Erickson will return to the stage for a 3-song set. She will open with Reynaldo Hahn’s “Si mes vers avaient des ailes,” followed by two works by Gabriel Fauré, “En Priére,” et “Chanson d’amour.”
Andrew Kendall’s second set will feature “Amarilli, mia bella,” by Giulio Caccini, “Where e’er You Walk,” by G. F. Handel and “Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair,” by Jacob Niles. Jessie Erickson will then return to the Björling Recital Hall stage with pianist Leah Rodmyre to perform Vaughan Williams’ “Silent Noon,” Samuel Barber’s “The Crucifixion,” and John Duke’s “Loveliest of Trees.” Mr. Kendall will close the recital with “O del mio amato ben,” by Stefano Donaudy and “An Sylvia,” by Franz Schubert.
The joint vocal recital by mezzo-soprano Jessie Erickson and tenor Andrew Kendall, is free and open to the public. The recital will begin in Jussi Björling Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 18. A reception for the musicians will follow the recital in the lobby.