PULLMAN, Wash. — Sheila Converse, Washington State University instructor of music and theatre, will perform a voice recital at 8 p.m. March 26 in Bryan Hall Auditorium. The recital is comprised of music written by 20th Century American women composers.
During the recital, a series of images will be projected on a screen. Images of paintings and photographs will be displayed to evoke the mood of the song and the poem.
Converse will be performing four sets of songs. The first set is by Florence Price, an African American woman who won many awards for composition in the 1920s. Converse will be performing “Dreamin’ Town,” “What’s the Use?,” “My Dream” and the spiritual “Go Down Moses.” The second set of songs are written by Claire Brooks, followed by the third set of songs that will be sung in Spanish. These songs are written by hearing impaired Latin American composer, Gabriela Frank. Judith Lang Zaimont composed the last set, “From the Great Land,” for mezzo-soprano, clarinet, Eskimo drum and piano.
Converse teaches voice at WSU, conducts the choir in Pullman’s Community Congregational United Church of Christ, as well as the Concert Choir at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Converse at (509) 335-6271.