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Andrea Lapinski & Eric Houghton
October 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Music of Love, Life and Death
for Classical Soprano & Piano
Pianist/Composer, Eric Houghton and Soprano, Andrea Lapinski perform a musical program of Love, Life and Death. Music of Debussy, Schubert, Houghton and more.
- Selected Lieder:
- Evening Sentiment – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1787)
- To Sing on the Water – Franz Schubert (1823)
- Serenade – Franz Schubert (1828)
- Dedication – Robert Schumann (1840)
- Selection from Children’s Corner – Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
- More Scenes from Childhood (Homage to Robert Schumann) – Eric Houghton (b. 1962)
- Five Songs of Life and Death – Words by Victor Hugo (1802–1885); Eric Houghton
Composer Eric Houghton was elected to and won the ASCAP “Meet the Composer” award in 1993 following the piano debut of his massive Pioneer Songs. Recently orchestrated, the 15 symphonic songs for soloist quartet, choir and narrator, detail the first successful wagon trains to California in the 1840’s. Piano versions have been performed in St. Louis, Chicago and New Jersey, and the Orchestral/Choral debut is planned for May 18, 2017 at the Meadow Road Church in West Windsor. Please visit pioneersongs.net and listen to some of the orchestral samplings.
Upon completing two advanced degrees in Piano Performance, Westminster Choir College in 1984 and Manhattan School of Music in 1987, Houghton began teaching and performing at Westminster Conservatory of Music in Princeton, New Jersey. He continues to teach there, and has performed over 30 solo and chamber recitals throughout the Eastern United States, programming both classical repertoire and his own original works.
Other original works include over 50 songs, including two other large-scale historical works, Victory Songs and Songs From the Cross. He has composed songs cycles on the words of Victor Hugo, William Shakespeare and biblical Psalms, composed dozens of solo piano works and many widely performed church anthems. In 2012 he composed and performed A Musical Program of Recovery, celebrating life free from addiction.
Many of Houghton’s works are published and available at artofsoundmusic.com.
Andrea Lapinski (www.musicbyandrea.com) is a classically-trained vocalist who is passionate about music and reaching people through song. She began her singing career as a volunteer cantor in the Roman Catholic Church at the age of 17. After several years of church singing and performing in various concerts and events, Andrea realized music was where her heart really lay. So, in 2006, she began private vocal study with a teacher from Julliard who further developed her talent and encouraged her to continue down this route. With the encouragement of family and friends, Andrea finally committed to pursuing voice professionally. In 2017 she received her M.M. Classical Performance degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music in Queens, New York. She currently studies voice in Manhattan and is a cantor soloist at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ.
Andrea’s pursuit of music is not guided by a superficial need for fame or money, but simply by a genuine love for what is beautiful and a desire to share this beauty with others.
- $20 for General Admission
- $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary
- $5 for School and College students with ID
- $15 per person for Groups of 10 or more**
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