Last October, Welsh baritone, Jeremy Huw Williams, appeared in concert here at ASA with pianist Paula Fan. The program was well-received and the two are back for an encore performance Tuesday (Oct. 13) at 11:30 a.m.
The concert will feature songs by the British composer William Alwyn, best known for his film music. Williams has recorded two CDs of Alwyn pieces for Naxos. His visit to Tucson is part of a tour, where he will premiere five new works by American, English, and Welsh composers. Some of those compositions will round out the ASA program.
“Dr. Williams is a convivial raconteur and scholar; it is sure to be a stimulating presentation,” Fan promises.
While in Tucson, Williams also will appear at the Music Plus Festival at the University of Arizona Fred Fox Festival. He will be performing John Adams’ “The Wound Dresser” with the Arizona Symphony, the Berio Folk Songs with instrumental ensemble, and three arias from “Nixon in China,” accompanied by Fan on the piano.
Williams divides his time between opera, concert and recital stages in Great Britain, Europe and beyond. He holds a Ph.D. as well as performance diplomas .
Fan is well-known to ASA audiences. She is University of Arizona Senior Fellow and Regents’ Professor Emerita, and Principal Keyboardist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.
For more information on Williams and a chance to hear him before he arrives, visit http://www.jeremyhuwwilliams.com
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