The recital will feature German, Italian and French works, along with one large English work. Although Schofield did much of the research and preparation on her recital content during the fall and spring semesters this year, she began working on two of her Italian pieces during the previous summer when studying abroad in Italy.
While the recital features a variety of pieces, ranging from W.A. Mozart’s “Abendempfindung” to Giacomo Puccini’s “Chi il bel sogno,” Schofield is most excited about two works that have been both dear and challenging to her.
“The Russian piece, ‘береза,’ or ‘Birch tree,’ was given to me by Anna Billias, my accompanist, piano teacher and dear friend,” she said. “Anna will be performing this piece with me as a duet and it means a great deal to incorporate her vocal talents in my recital.”
Schofield also looks forward to the second half of the program, which features an English work, “Knoxville, Summer of 1915,” which she says has been both “a challenge and the greatest pleasure to learn and to perform.”
Schofield selected the pieces for her recital with her voice teacher, Marcia Thom, and Billias as her accompanist. For more information on the performance, email Thom at firstname.lastname@example.org.