Jeremy Huw Williams and Paula Fan Recital
October 30, 2017
Ultan Recital Hall, University of Minnesota
Baritone Jeremy Huw Williams (Welsh National Opera) and pianist Paula Fan (University of Arizona) present a recital of French, Welsh and American music, part of Mondays @ Minnesota, a guest artist series of the University of Minnesota Vocal Arts Community. The program includes Fauré’s song cycle La bonne chanson, Welsh songs and Heard in a Violent Ward, a song cycle based on poems and letters of English pastoral poet John Clare, by David Evan Thomas.
Welsh baritone Jeremy Huw Williams studied at St John’s College, Cambridge, at the National Opera Studio, and with April Cantelo. He made his debut with Welsh National Opera as Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and has since appeared in sixty operatic roles. He has given performances at major venues in North and South America, Australia, Hong Kong, and most European countries. Complete biography.
Pianist Paula Fan has performed as soloist and chamber musician on five continents. As China was first opening its doors to the outside world, she joined members of Beijing’s Central Philharmonic Orchestra for the first concert of Western chamber music since the Cultural Revolution, and as the first ever accompanist-coach invited by the Chinese Ministry of Culture, organized and accompanied the first art song evening to be presented in many years.
Williams and Fan will also present classes at the UM the following morning.
The recital is a co-production of the University of Minnesota School of Music and the St. David’s Society of Minnesota. All Mondays @ Minnesota events are held on Monday evenings at 6 PM in Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall, Ferguson Hall, University of Minnesota, West Bank campus, and are free and open to the public.