As a part of the Big Rapids Festival of the Arts, Courtney Gilson-Piercey (soprano) and Sheryl Lott (piano) will be hosting a vocal recital entitled “He Said/She Said (depending on your point of view)” on Sunday, February 11th at 4:00pm at the Big Rapids First United Methodist Church.
Gilson-Piercey and lott will survey the nature of women’s lives — how men think women think and the straight scoop from women themselves — in a eclectic grouping of art song spanning a variety of compositional and writing styles. The Lecture recital includes Robert Schumann’s Masterpiece Fraueliebe und Leben, in which a woman’s life and love are discussed from a male poet and composer’s perspective. Representing the female perspective, the duo will also present Libby Larsen’s Songs from Letters (text from letters from Calamity Jane to her daughter Janey), which follows the ambitious woman’s life through her unvarnished words, and Gwyneth Walker’s Mornings Innocent (text by Ida May Swenson), which mocks society’s expectations of women and speaks to their liberation and passions.
For more information, please visit the Festival of the Arts webpage.