Skipworths present recital
Date: November 7 2005
(Portland, Ore.)— It’s all in the musical family for George Skipworth and Barbara Wester Skipworth. He is a pianist, composer, conductor and music educator, and she is an acclaimed soprano. The couple performs a recital in Evans Music Center at Lewis & Clark College on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.
The program features a group of German lieder, including Franz Schubert’s “Die Allmacht” and “Auf dem Wasser zu singen”; a group of cabaret songs by William Bolcolm, including “Black Max” and “Toothbrush Time”; and a group of Italian arias. The program also includes a group of Irish songs composed by George Skipworth and premiered in 2004 at the Dublin International Symphonic Festival.
“One of the most enjoyable facets of working together is the almost telepathic quality that a singer and pianist develop over a period of time,” said George Skipworth. “It is the same ‘sympatico’ that develops in any team effort.” The Skipworths first performed a recital together in 1974.
George Skipworth, former principal conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonia Dell’Arte di Firenze in Florence, Italy, is a concert pianist, singer, symphonic and operatic conductor and composer. He maintains an active touring schedule, with guest-conducting appearances in the United States, Canada, Russia, Ukraine and Western Europe. He is an assistant professor of music and director of orchestra at Lewis & Clark. Barbara Wester Skipworth is an Austrian-born vocalist who has toured and performed extensively in Europe and the United States.
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