Georgetown, KY (Feb. 1) – The second of two concerts recently added to Year Two of “Noteworthy: A Faculty and Guest Artist Concert Series” –featuring four members of the University of Louisville Music faculty – has been cancelled due to sickness. The Brahms Piano Quartets program had been scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 2.
Music patrons won’t have to wait long, however, as the “Tour of Europe” concert – featuring noted GC soprano and Music Department chair Heather Winter Hunnicutt – is at 8 p.m., Feb. 12 in John L. Hill Chapel. All events in the “Noteworthy” series are free and open to the public.
Dr. Hunnicutt is collaborating with Lexington Catholic High School faculty member Rob Vanover on a traditional art song concert spanning hundreds of years and multiple countries in Western Europe; plus a little opera – a Hunnicutt specialty.
Vanover was GC’s staff accompanist during Hunnicutt’s first year at the College, six years ago. The next year he took the position at Lexington Catholic, but they have continued their musical collaborations ever since.
Audiences can expect samplings from France, Germany, Italy, Austria and a splash of American music to finish out the program. Hunnicutt said, “The highlight of the program will be our closer, ‘Content To Be Behind Me’ by contemporary composer Ben Moore. It’s all about the relationship between the singer and pianist, and we believe our audience will find it as entertaining as we do!”
Mami Hayashida, who had lined up the two additional programs in the Noteworthy series, hopes music patrons will understand about the cancelled Feb. 2 event. “They are very sorry and I am very disappointed, too,” said Georgetown College’s piano professor. “After their pianist Dror Biran and cellist Paul York had such a fabulous performance on the Johannes Brahms Complete Cello Sonatas last Wednesday, I was really looking forward to the Brahms Piano Quartets.”