An unusual concert is scheduled Wednesday, August 27, 8 p.m. at the Fundacion “Musik,” a beautiful old home in Guadalajara’s Centro Historico that has been converted into a music school.
Mezzosoprano Kimball Wheeler will be singing compositions written specially for her by Peter Golub, William Hawley and Hilary Koprowski. She will be accompanied by virtuoso Spanish pianist Javier Vazquez Grela.
What makes this concert so special is the literature which inspired the composers: poems by T.S.Eliot, Christopher Marlowe, Emily Dickinson, Louise Bogan, Edna St.Vincent Millay, Claude Fredericks and Goethe, among others, all sung in the original language (translations provided).
The second half of the concert features works by Schubert, including some of his rarely performed songs, on topics ranging from a pet dwarf who murders his queen when she refuses his love, to the mystical ravings of a young nun.
Fundacion “Musik” is at Puebla 151 (corner of Juan Manuel). Free entry.