Julie Wieck and Gerald Berthiaume

PULLMAN, Wash. – “Words of Wisdom” won’t just be spoken, but sung and accompanied by keyboard and strings, at a Washington State University Faculty Artist Series concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in Bryan Hall Theater.
Ticket proceeds benefit the School of Music scholarship fund. Tickets, available in the lobby one hour before concert time, are free to WSU students, $5 for other students and senior citizens and $10 general admission.

WSU Associate Professor Julie Anne Wieck, soprano, and Professor Gerald Berthiaume, piano and harpsichord, will open the program with baroque art songs by British composer Henry Purcell.

The rest of the recital will consist of art songs from the romantic and contemporary periods, including a cycle for voice and string quartet by George Butterworth, German lieder by Gustav Mahler, a French melody by Francis Poulenc and a song cycle by American composer Seymour Barab. 

Joining Wieck and Berthiaume will be WSU faculty members Erich Lear, violin, Richard Kriehn, viola, and Ruth Boden, cello. Also performing in the string quartet on violin will be Ferenc Cseszko from the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho.

More information about upcoming Faculty Artist Series performances can be found here.        
Julie Wieck, 509-335-4331, jwieck@wsu.edu
Media contact:
Sandra Albers, 509-335-4148, sandra_albers@wsu.edu