Sarofim School of Fine Arts

Guest and Faculty Recital: Marlissa Hudson, soprano and Kiyoshi Tamagawa, piano

7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT April 15, 2015

Alma Thomas Theater
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    Marlissa Hudson
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    Kiyoshi Tamagawa

The program will include “Come Down Angels” by Undine Smith Moore, “Extase” and “L’Invitation au Voyage” by Henri Duparc, “Chère Nuit” by Alfred Bachelet, “Vorrei spiegarvi, o Dio!” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “The Wider View” and “Sense You Went Away” by H. Leslie Adams, “The Me I Would Be” by Rachel Peters, “Honey and Rue” by André Previn, and “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” 

Free and open to the public.

American soprano Marlissa Hudson has been described as a “superb lyric coloratura” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). She made her professional debut while a student, performing Summertime from Porgy and Bess with the Baltimore Symphony Pops Orchestra under the baton of Marvin Hamlisch. She later performed the entire role of Bess with Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis. Hudson’s other acclaimed role is Zerbinetta in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos, which she performed with The Summer Opera Theatre Company (D.C.). Her performances earned glowing reviews in the both the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun, which described her as “an endearing Zerbinetta … [who] nailed the pyrotechnic aria, “Grossmachtige Prinzessin,” in bright, sure tones.”

As a concert soloist, Hudson has collaborated with such esteemed organizations as the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Pops Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Choralis, St. Louis Civic Orchestra, and the Prince George’s Philharmonic. In addition, she has been a featured recitalist across the continental U.S. and St. Croix US VI. 

Hudson received her formal training at Duke University and the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. She earned awards for music at both schools, including a Peabody Career Development Grant.

Kiyoshi Tamagawa is Professor of Music at Southwestern University. He has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the United States and in seven foreign countries. His association with the late violinist Eugene Fodor resulted in over thirty recitals and a CD of violin and piano music, “Witches’ Brew.” Their performances took them across the United States and also included concerts at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Mumbai, India and the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato, Mexico. Tamagawa has performed at Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall and Bargemusic in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, where he was called an “excellent” pianist by The Strad magazine, and on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts series in Chicago. In February 2013 he appeared with the Austin Symphony as soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 3, accompanying Ballet Austin’s presentation of Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante. He will perform with the orchestra again in November 2014 in Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C major, K. 503, and for a second time with the Temple Symphony in the spring of 2016. He has presented sessions at national conferences of the American String Teachers’ Association, College Music Society, and the Music Teachers’ National Association, as well as state and regional conferences, including the Texas Music Educators’ Association, Texas Music Teachers’ Association, and the College Music Society, South Central Chapter. His writings on musical topics have been published in American Music TeacherAmerican String TeacherAmerican Suzuki Journal and Keyboard (now ClavierCompanion. He was named as the 2013 Collegiate Teacher of the Year by the Texas Music Teachers’ Association.

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