Faculty Artist Recital: Linda Mabbs remembers Britten

Faculty Artist Recital

Linda Mabbs remembers Benjamin Britten
Thursday, November 21, 2013 . 8PM
Linda Mabbs
Linda Mabbs photo by Mike Ciesielski
Principal People: 

Soprano Linda Mabbs

Mezzo-Soprano Delores Ziegler

Piano Justina Lee and Rita Sloan

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Estimated Length: 
1 hour and 15 minutes with intermission
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British composer Benjamin Britten did not write music for the “cultured-few.” He believed his works should be “listenable-to,” and declared, “I write music for human beings.”

Faculty artist Linda Mabbs is joined by UMD School of Music faculty and students in the first of several performances that commemorate the centennial of composer Benjamin Britten’s birth.

Mabbs, who knew Britten during the last year of his life, will share stories about the composer and perform his works for soprano, including On This Island and Cabaret Songs.