As we look forward to the February opening of the operatic double bill of the celebrated Gianni Schicchi and the almost unknown Roussel opera, Le Testament de la Tante Caroline, come discover more of the charm, grace, and good humor in the music of Albert Roussel in a recital of his songs and chamber music developed by Carol Wilson, soprano, and James Scott, flute. The program will take place on Sunday, February 24, at 3:00PM in Voertman Hall in the UNT Music Building.
Profs. Scott and Wilson will perform together and with colleagues William Joyner, Eva Polgar, Susan Dubois, and Eugene Osadchy, as well as some of their outstanding doctoral students. The songs and the flute suite, “Joueurs de la Flute”, portray amorous situations from life, legend, and literature within Roussel’s unique blend of impressionism, exoticism, and neo-classicism, followed by his masterful Trio for Flute, Viola, and Cello. The concert will introduce Roussel’s special musical world for its own sake, as it also prepares its audience for the delight of his comic opera opening on February 28th.