In an evening of art song, Jonathon Struve, Luther College adjunct instructor in music, will perform a voice recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, in the Noble Recital Hall in Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.
The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.
Jessica Paul, Luther professor of music, will collaborate with Struve on the piano.
The recital features selections from the Mörike-Lieder of Hugo Wolf, mélodies by Gabriel Fauré, and American art songs by Ned Rorem and Lee Hoiby. The texts explore themes of love, infatuation, spirituality, beauty, the fantastic and the mundane.
Struve, Luther class of 2002, has been a member of the Luther faculty since 2008. He is a doctoral candidate at the University of Iowa and holds a master's degree in vocal performance from Northwestern University.
Struve is a frequent recitalist at Luther and the University of Iowa. He recently performed Philip Wharton's setting of Janet Burroway's children's story, "The Perfect Pig," with the Iowa City String Orchestra and the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra.
As a specialist in art song literature, Struve has a particular interest in studying and performing song cycles, particularly those of Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann and Gerald Finzi. Recently, Struve presented a lecture recital on Arthur Somervell's song cycle, "A Shropshire Lad," for the Great Plains Chapter Regional Conference of the College Music Society. He presented research on Friedrich Hollaender's cabaret songs at several conferences including the National Conference of the National Association of Teachers of Singing in Boston.
A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,400, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.