Pianist Paula Fan and Welsh baritone Jeremy Huw Williams will present a special lecture-recital at 3:30 p.m. Monday (Feb. 13) exploring the confluence of music and what is too often considered the separate world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The two performers will present musical selections spanning over 200 years as they discuss the complementary nature of the arts and sciences. Some of the composers represented in this lecture-recital include Haydn, Finzi, and John Adams.
Fan, principal keyboardist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, is a senior fellow at the University of Arizona’s Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry.
The Confluencenter serves as a campus-wide research institute dedicated to innovative inquiry across all disciplines. It supports world-class collaborative and interdisciplinary scholarship at the UA, addressing some of the grand challenges in society today.
She and Williams have presented a number of programs there, ranging from a celebration of Shakespeare to a discussion of end-of-life issues.
Williams has a worldwide reputation as a skilled crafter of art songs, especially of recent vintage, as well as an operatic and oratorio performer. He is currently visiting Tucson to rehearse for a series of concerts he and Fan are doing in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington DC.
Written by Mike Maharry, Academy Village Volunteer