Sunday September 27, 2020
Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano
John Sutherland Earle, piano
Music for A While Oedipus Henry Purcell What Can We Poor Females Do (ca. 1659-1695) Sweeter Than Roses Pausanias Hébé Ernest Chausson Les Papillons Op.2 No. 3 (1855-1899) Le Temps de Lilas La Cigale Op. 13 No. 4 Three Dickenson Songs André Previn 1. As Imperceptibly as Grief (1929-2019) 2. Will There Really Be a Morning? 3. Good Morning Midnight Wiegenlied Op. 41a No. 1 Richard Strauss Ich Schwebe Op. 48 No. 2 (1864-1949) Die Nacht Op. 10 Muttertändelei Op. 43 No. 2
Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano, performs frequently in opera, concert and recital settings. She is a choral conductor and private voice teacher. This past season Elizabeth was pleased to present songs from the American songbook on each concert of the season with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic. She has performed with Washington Musica Viva, IBIS Chamber Music Society, at the Embassy of the Czech Republic, National Symphony Orchestra, Ravinia Festival in Chicago, Reinzanaka Recital Series in Tokyo, Dayton Opera, Master Chorale of Washington, Virginia Opera, The Kennedy Center Orchestra, Opera Grand Rapids, Opera International and Capitol City Opera. A recent performance with IBIS of Samuel Barber’s Knoxville, Summer of 1915, was included in H. Paul Moon’s award-winning documentary of the composer. She received her Bachelor and Master of Music from Indiana University and was a National Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She is enjoying singing programs of lied, chanson and classical songs in collaboration with pianist John Sutherland Earle this season. She is the Director of Music at Rock Spring Congregational UCC church in Arlington, and teaches voice privately.
John Sutherland Earle has performed on Emerson Avenue Salons as soloist and as collaborator in song and chamber music recitals. He studied piano performance and chamber music at the Oberlin Conservatory, Stanford University, and the Vienna Hochschule fűr Musik. His principle teachers were John Dupaquier, Peter Takacs, Adolph Baller, Haggai Niv, and Hans Petermandl and he also benefitted from coaching and master courses with John Perry, Gennady Kleyman, Alexander Lipsky, Jorge Bolet, Garrick Ohlsson, and Oleg Maisenberg. A National Merit and Fulbright Scholar as well as prizewinner at the Pacific International, Carmel Music Society, Palo Alto Symphony, and Misbin Chamber Music Competitions, he participated twice in the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and he has given concerts in more than a dozen states of the US, several countries of Europe, and in Russia and Japan. Since moving to the DC area in 2010, he has been performing regularly with several groups including the IBIS Chamber Music Society, Rock Creek Chamber Players, Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association, Friday Morning Music Club, and members of the US Army and Air Force Orchestras. In a parallel life, John does research and teaches at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.