Senior Recital: April 11, 2015
On Saturday, April 11, 2015, Ann performed a recital composed of works by Gaetano Donizetti, Camille Saint-Saëns, Lori Laitman, Nicholas Cardelia, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. She premiered Nicholas Cardelia's On Writing, poetry by Professor Adrienne Su. Additionally, Ann performed two duets from Così fan tutte with fellow voice major, Sara Tillett. The concert was approximately 45 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.
Ann maintained her focus all throughout the recital and demonstrated strong vocal technique and artistry. She played with "soft singing" which gave her pieces more dynamic contrast and she fixed many technical problems she was struggling with this past semester, like over opening in the middle voice and coming off the voice during decrescendos. This event marked a huge accomplishment in Ann's career because she grappled with very difficult music and grew immensely as a singer and performer.
Ann is very thankful for all of her friends and family that came to support her. She looks forward to her next recital.