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Guest artists perform works by German composers

January 7, 2003

Two Austin Peay State University visiting artists will give a guest faculty recital performing works by German song composers.

Scott LaGraff, baritone, and Andrew Hudson, piano, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10 in the concert hall of the music/mass communication building.

The concert will include works by Carl Loewe, Franz Schubert and the song cycle “Dichterliebe,” otherwise known as “A Poet's Love” by Robert Schumann, rarely heard in its entirety.

LaGraff and Hudson have performed together throughout the Midwest. LaGraff is a member of the voice faculty at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. He has performed leading and supporting roles with the Tri-Cities, Tulsa, Syracuse, Westchester, Hudson and Ithaca opera companies, and has performed at Carnegie Hall.

Hudson is a member of the piano faculties at Baylor University and McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas. He serves as staff accompanist at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, and for the Waco Lyric Opera.

Hudson has performed as soloist and collaborator in Germany, Italy, Canada, Mexico and throughout the United States. He has performed more than 1,000 songs with singers ranging from junior high school students to alumni of the Metropolitan and Syracuse operas.

The concert is sponsored by the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and is free and open to the public. For further information, telephone 7818.