If you've been to a student recital before, you probably expect to hear something like a traditional concert by a touring artist.
Recitals by doctoral students are a somewhat different affair. In the course of completing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at New England Conservatory, performance majors present not just one, but three full-length recitals, for which they also write program notes. Composers present a recital of their chamber music, then complete a large-scale original work. In both cases, it's an opportunity to observe multiple facets of an emerging artist.
This evening pianist Christina Chao, student of Cameron Stowe and John Moriarty presents a recital in partial fulfillment of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. The program features guests Jean Bernard Cerin, baritone, and Josh Quinn, bass-baritone.
Theodore Chanler: Eight Epitaphs
Maurice Ravel: Histoires naturelles
Richard Strauss: Krämerspiegel, op. 66
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