This afternoon Rood Hill Farm was filled with concert-goers who had come to hear a recital by Katie Weiser, soprano, and Jerry Noble, pianist. Katie is a senior at Smith College and Jerry is the Staff Accompanist at Smith. They presented a delightful afternoon of song.
While it is unseemly to brag about one's voice students, here goes: Katie was sensational; singing a program that included Handel, Bach, Wolf, Barber, Hundley, and Puccini. Jerry is a fabulous pianist who provided musical taste and immaculate cooperation.
Katie and Jerry plus audience
Katie also studies with Jane Bryden at Smith College and recently won honors which include two voice lessons a week for her senior year. She will sing two recitals this coming year. She has been working hard with me all summer and has made great strides. The appreciative audience called for two encores. She sang 'Breit über mein Haupt' of Richard Strauss and a new song that had been composed for her by a friend.
The concert was filmed for a documentary presenting 'Music at Smith.'
It was a lovely afternoon.