Molly Clinefelter Faculty Recital Saturday

Posted on September 28th, 2015 by

Mezzo Soprano Molly Clinefelter

Mezzo Soprano Molly Clinefelter

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to open its faculty recital season with a solo recital by mezzo soprano Molly Clinefelter, Saturday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m. Ms. Clinefelter’s program, For the Child in Us All, will be presented in Jussi Björling Recital Hall with pianist Matt McFarlane and cellist Sebastian Karcher. The recital is free and open to the public.

Clinefelter will open this recital with the Volks-kinderlieder by Johannes Brahms and the La courte paille by Francis Poulenc. She will continue with Songs to the Moon, a collection of children’s songs by Jake Heggie that include titles such as “The Haughty Snail-King,” “What the Rattlesnake Said,” and “Yet Gentle Will the Griffin Be,” along with others. Cellist Sebastian Karcher will join Ms. Clinefelter on the stage for a set of lullabies from Spain, Scotland, Britain and the Americas arranged by pianist Matt McFarlane. The recital will conclude with medley of Disney melodies, arranged by Matt McFarlane, which includes songs from Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Dumbo and Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

Molly Clinefelter is an adjunct instructor of music at Gustavus. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in vocal performance at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. As a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, Molly sang under Wolfgang Sawallisch, Kurt Masur, and Sir Colin Davis. She has taught voice at many high schools in the twin cities area. In addition to teaching voice, Molly co-directs the music at Discovery United Methodist Church and is a trained and registered Suzuki violin teacher, maintaining a private studio in Chanhassen.

Saturday’s recital by vocalist Molly Clinefelter, For the Child in Us All, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall. She will be assisted in this performance by pianist Matt McFarlane and cellist Sebastian Karcher. Admission to this public recital is free.


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