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Oct

Features

 

Our Evening on Broadway!

On October 6th, Nathan and I sent the Krannert Center its 50th Birthday present: a concert celebrating everything about the University of Illinois that we have been so lucky to be a part of as students, faculty, and performers.

Alongside current students, alumni, faculty, emerging artists and seasoned professionals, we shared some Broadway heritage, from Street Scene and Carousel to Fun Home and Parade. We did this not just for the beautiful music, but to showcase some of the incredible talent of the new generation of young musicians.

This premiere project is available in varied forms to young artist programs all over the country. If you want to share in this celebration, we’d love to hear from you.

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25, 26, 27, 28,

Oct

Concert

 

La Boheme

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger
Donald Schleicher, conductor
Nathan Gunn, director

From the freezing garrets to the festive streets of 19th-century Paris, the story and soaring music of La Bohèmecapture the joyful essence—and the heartbreaking realities—of young love. Through the everyday world of a group of artists living the Bohemian life, the opera reveals timeless truths about passion and friendship, material poverty and richness of spirit. Internationally acclaimed baritone, University of Illinois Swanlund Chair, and professor of voice Nathan Gunn returns as director after his spring 2018 debut; he is joined by conductor Donald Schleicher, chair of the School of Music orchestra division, for what many consider the world’s most popular opera.

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28,

Oct

Concert and Master Class

 

Musco Center Presents: An Evening With Nathan and Julie Gunn

Concert followed by a Master Class with students of Chapman University.

PROGRAM (TENTATIVE – SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

  • “Largo al factotum”, from Il barbiere di Siviglia  (Gioachino Rossini)
  • I am an opera singer  (Cake)
  • I love a piano (Irving Berlin)
  • The piano has been drinking (Tom Waits)
  • Two little flowers  (Charles Ives)
  • I’ve got the world on a string (Harold Arlen)
  • “Lonely Town” from On the Town (Leonard Bernstein)
  • Papageno Suicide Scene from Die Zauberflöte (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
  • City of New Orleans (Steve Goodman)
  • Pierrot’s Tanzlied from Die Tote Stadt (Erich Korngold)
  • “This is the Life” from Love Life (Kurt Weill)
  • Black Max  (William Bolcom)
  • Captain Hook’s Soliloquy from Peter Pan (Leonard Bernstein)
  • General William Booth Enters into Heaven (William Bolcom)
  • Fur (William Bolcolm)
  • Lake Isle of Innisfree (Ben Moore)
  • This Heart that Flutters (Been Moore)
  • Over the Piano (William Bolcom)
  • Brother can you spare a Dime?  (Jay Gorney)

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Classical Recitals

Nathan and Julie Gunn combine forces in an evening of art song alone, or mixed with folk and popular songs.

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Cabaret Evenings

Nathan and Julie in an evening of cabaret and conversation. Songs like “The Piano has been Drinking” (Waits) and “Time” (Thalken), “If ever I would leave you” (Lerner/Lowe) and “I love a piano” (Berlin)

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Poetry and chamber music

Nathan, Julie and the Jupiter String Quartet in an homage to their favorite American and British poets.

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Julie Jordan Gunn

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Can’t wait for tomorrow—inspiring colleagues and inspiring music https://t.co/3clkaX4G7q

Julie Jordan Gunn

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RT @nathangunn1970: Another installment of “Meet the Performers,” featuring Laura Schachner, Kevin Lucas, Loucine Topouzian, and Xiaoyi Zha…

Julie Jordan Gunn

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We’re on for tonight’s recital at @vanderbilt #snowday can’t wait!