Faculty Artist Series: Jennaya Robison, Jessica Paul and Jared Rogers to perform recital March 8

Luther faculty Jennaya Robison, soprano, Jessica Paul, piano, along with guest artist Jared Rogers, tenor, will present a program of art song, oratorio and opera arias at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8 in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson Noble Music Hall on the Luther College campus. 

The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Performance works include Barber's "Knoxville: Summer of 1915" and music by Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, Poulenc, Gounod, Roger Quilter and William Bolcom. 

Robison is the conductor of Luther's Aurora and Cathedral Choirs, and teaches voice and conducting at Luther. She has served as a soloist with Tucson Symphony, Arizona Opera, Rochester Choral Artists, Tucson Chamber Artists, Phoenix Youth Symphony, Albuquerque Chamber Orchestra, Scottsdale Arts Orchestra and Scottsdale Symphony.

Paul is the former principal conductor and artistic director of Dorian Opera Theatre and has worked with such opera companies as the Pittsburgh Opera Theatre, Opera Theatre of Illinois, National Opera Company, Cleveland Opera Theatre, Virginia Opera Association, Lake George Opera Festival, Cedar Rapids Opera and Pine Mountain Music Festival. She currently serves as a vocal coach, collaborative pianist and teacher of accompanying at Luther.

Robison's brother, Rogers, joins them on the stage in this recital. A Cedar Rapids resident, Rogers has sung leading roles with opera companies in the United States and Europe, including Opera Bremen in Bremen, Germany, Opera Cedar Rapids, San Diego Opera, Tacoma Opera and Nevada Opera.

Jessica Paul