LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas School of Music proudly presents a concert of German lieder with visiting artist Robert Hiller and performers from the KU School of Music at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 13 at the Lawrence Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.
The repertoire for the evening spans more than 100 years of German art song (lieder) including works by Mozart and Schoenberg. Lied, or the plural lieder, refers to German art songs - specifically art songs written for voice.
Robert Hiller grew up in Humboldt, KS and received his Master of Music degree in piano from KU in 1972. A vocal coach at the State University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart, Germany, Hiller has a distinguished resume of international performances, including the 1993 inaugural concert for the Lied Center, where he accompanied mezzo-soprano Joyce Castle, KU professor of voice, and KU alumni Patricia Wise and David Holloway.
The March 13 concert is the culmination of Hiller’s three-week residency as a visiting faculty member, working with KU Voice & Opera students in the German Literature Class taught by lyric tenor Genaro Méndez, associate professor of voice. Hiller and Méndez are frequent collaborators at KU and beyond, including at the Ars Vocalis México - International Vocal Academy and Festival in Zamora, Michaocan, Mexico.
"I have enjoyed the enthusiasm and talents of the students, and collaborating with the voice faculty at KU," said Hiller. "The concert is a wonderful way to celebrate this experience and showcase the hard work and dedication of these talented young artists."
For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436 or visit www.music.ku.edu.