THE PUCCINI SOCIETY OF DALLAS
Jared Schwartz, bass, and Mary Dibbern, piano,
presenting songs from “Melodies of Bass Voice
and Piano,” their new CD based on songs
by Ange Flegier, French composer.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
at 3:00 p.m.
Hosted by Wendy Kempf & Sue Prideaux
3806 Stratford Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75205
Guests: $30 Members: $25
R.S.V.P. to Bettie Francis
at 214-528-4554 or
P.O. Box 25105
Dallas, Texas 75225 or
puccinisociety @ aol.com
Our Next Puccini program will be presented on March 4, 2017, at the home of Sue Predeaux’s daughter, Wendy Kempf. It will feature songs by Ange Flegier (featured on their new CD) with Jared Schwartz and Mary Dibbern. Please mark your calendar.
Ange Flégier is a French composer and painter He was born on 25 February 1846 In Marseille , and died in Martigues on 8 October 1927.
His name is now almost totally forgotten. He is the author of a song on a famous poem by Alfred de Vigny (entitled “Poem picturesque” on the score), of which we still know the first verse (and sometimes the music): “I like the Sound of the evening horn in the woods “, the famous “Cor de Flégier,” which was recorded, in particular, by Fédor Chaliapine .
A disc was released in 2016, “Angel Flegier: Songs for Bass Voice and Piano,” with bass Jared Schwartz, Mary Dibbern at the piano, and Thomas Demer, viola. Toccata Classics, TOCC 0306, London. It was recorded at the Cathedral of St Matthew, Dallas, Texas (USA), 27-28 April, 2016. Booklet by Hervé Oléon. Recorded songs are: Horn, Poetry, At dusk, Man and the Sea, Snow, Manor, Drifting, Autumn Song, Calming (with viola obligé), The Tears, O Salutaris, I Do not know Why, and My cup.
- Bruce R. Foote Memorial Scholarship Foundation benefit concert, “A Time to Sing” will feature Barbara’s students form SMU along with special guests, Donnie Ray Albert, Bronwen Forbay, and John Holiday, the Hamlton Park Male Chorus and Southlake Carroll Sr. Hi Choral. It is scheduled for next Sunday, Feb. 26 at 6:00, Christ the King Catholic Church, 8017 Preston Rd. Admission is free and donations are accepted. You perhaps remember John Holiday, counter tenor, as a past winner of the Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition.
- From Patsy Brooks: The Arts District Chorale will be performing Paul Mealor’s new symphony on Tuesday, March 7. I feel so fortunate to be a singer in this beautiful and inspiring USA premier of Paul Mealor’s composition. He has been described as the most important composer since William Mathias. Remember the CODE for $15 tickets is CHOIR15.
If you are a senior, it’s already $15. All seats will be available, no reserved seats!Paul Mealor’s music has topped both classical and pop charts and was performed at Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s wedding. Experience his extraordinary sound yourself as the Arts District Chorale presents the U.S. premiere of Symphony No. 1 “Passiontide” with members of the Dallas Symphony. Mealor himself says, “I am honoured that this fantastic group will present the U.S. premiere of my work.” Order tickets at ADCTickets.com, visit www.artsdistrictchorale.org or call 214.871.5000 Tuesday, March 7, 7:30 p.m., Dallas City Performance Hall 2520 Flora Street, Dallas Constantina Tsolainou, Conductor