Jeanette Thompson, soprano, in recital with guests Thomas Kasdorf, piano; and Paul Rowe, baritone.
Ms. Thompson has put together a concert of some of her favorite love songs, though not always typical of love songs: some of them are about a love that is lost, some of them are about a love desired, and some of them are about a love for God. These songs include excerpts from Mahler’s Rückert Lieder and Brahms’ Volksbuchlieder. In addition to Rückert, they include some of her favorite poets like Baudelaire and Möricke. She will perform songs by Cole Porter and Gershwin, and will be joined by baritone Paul Rowe to sing two of the most beautiful Porgy and Bess love duets ever written. She will conclude the concert with some of her favorite spirituals, including her mother’s favorite song, “His Eye is on the Sparrow.“