Ian Howell "With a Beginner's Ear"

Rising Stars Series

Ian Howell, Countertenor
Douglas Dickson, Piano
Karl Wohlwend, Guitar

Bennett Gordon Hall
Friday, October 9, 2009
7:00 PM
Gates Open
8:00 PM
Concert Starts
Tickets $20

Program

Purcell:            An Evening Hymn
Kodály:            Tantum ergo sacramentum V & I
Dowland:         Flow My Tears
Cavalli:            “Lucisissima Face” from La Calisto
Traditional:       Soon One Morning
Honegger:        Mimaamaquim
De Falla:          Nana
Barnson:          Snow
Conte:             Levit exurgit zephirus
Handel:           Süße stille, sanfte Quelle
Parry:             Crossing the Bar
Handel:           “Fammi combattere” from Orlando
Matamoros:     Juramento
Strauss:          Lob des Leidens
Johnson:         Have You Seen the Bright Lilly Grow?      

About The Artist

As a member of the all-male chamber choir Chanticleer, Howell has recorded seven cds, including the Grammy-Award winning Lamentations and Praises. First-prize-winner at the American Bach Soloists International Solo Competition, Howell has recently sung the alto solos in Handel's Messiah at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium, the title role of Handel's Solomon, Endimion in Cavalli's La Calisto and Lichas in Handel's Hercules.

“Countertenor Ian Howell is excellent now, but his implied future possibilities are even better.”
-Philadelphia Inquirer