Pianist Paula Fan and baritone Jeremy Huw Williams
Pianist Paula Fan and baritone Jeremy Huw Williams

Internationally acclaimed Welsh baritone Jeremy Huw Williams and pianist Paula Fan are returning to the Arizona Senior Academy stage for their third recital in the last two years.

Their program at the ASA on Tuesday, (April 12) at 11:30 a.m. will include works commemorating the lives of William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes, both of whom died 400 years ago this year.

The centerpiece of this presentation will be songs by Anthony Burgess (author of “A Clockwork Orange”) who, in a short story entitled “Meeting in Vallodid,” described an imaginary meeting between Cervantes and Shakespeare. Also on the program is a set of Welsh folksongs set by Benjamin Britten.

Williams always includes interesting stories and information about his repertoire in his programs, and both performers enjoy interacting with ASA audiences.

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 has recently returned from a concert tour of China.

Fan, pianist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and University of Arizona Regents’ Professor Emerita, is a frequent visitor to the ASA.

In addition to touring together, the two often make recordings, the most recent including songs by Morten Lauridsen and the premiere of a work by Martin Iddon performed live at a concert in Leeds, England.

Williams’ website is http://www.jeremyhuwwilliams.com and Fan’s information may be accessed through the UA School of Music site, www.music.arizona.edu/faculty.

Written by Dennis Anderson, Academy Village Volunteer

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Williams, Fan Return for Third ASA Recital: April 2016
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