MUSIC AT EMORY
This virtual recital is presented by the Department of Music at Emory University. music.emory.edu
Photographs and Recordings Digital capture or recording of this concert is not permitted. Cover Photo By Mark Teague
MUSIC AT EMORY
Anjali Shah, soprano Senior Recital
Andrew Johnson, tenor Junior Recital
Saturday, April 3, 2021, noon Performing Arts Studio Virtual Stage
Program Cantata BMW 39 (1726) Höchster, was ich habe
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Anjali Shah, soprano; Claudia Wahoski, flute; Hanna Song, piano Die Elenden sollen essen, BWV 75
“Something’s Coming” from West Side Story
Stephen Sondheim (b. 1930)
Andrew Johnson, tenor; Hanna Song, piano Lied der Mignon Franz Schubert (1797–1828) Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt Robert Schumann (1810–1856) Anjali Shah, soprano; Hanna Song, piano O del mio amato ben Stefano Donaudy (1879–1925) Vanne, O Rosa Fortunata Vincenzo Bellini (1801–1835) Malinconia, ninfa gentile Bellini Andrew Johnson, tenor; Hanna Song, piano Beau Soir Claude Debussy (1862–1918) Anjali Shah, soprano; Hanna Song, piano Lydia Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924) Andrew Johnson, tenor; Hanna Song, piano 4
Notre Amour Fauré Anjali Shah, soprano; Hanna Song, piano Nell Fauré Andrew Johnson, tenor; Hanna Song, piano Ned Rorem (b. 1923)
I Am Rose
O You Whom I Often and Silently Come Rorem See How They Love Me Rorem Anjali Shah, soprano; Hanna Song, piano “Vainement, ma bien-aimée” from Le Roi d’Ys Édouard Lalo (1823–1892) Andrew Johnson, tenor; Hanna Song, piano “Who is there to love me?” from A Hand of Bridge Samuel Barber (1910–1981) Anjali Shah, soprano; Hanna Song, piano “You’ll be Back” from Hamilton
Lin-Manuel Miranda (b. 1980)
Andrew Johnson, tenor; Hanna Song, piano “It Takes Two” from Into the Woods Sondheim With the Witch’s curse placed on the Baker and his wife, the couple must find a set of ingredients to lift the spell and have a child. Embarking into the woods, the couple proceeds in their separate ways. However, they soon learn that to find the last ingredient, they must work together.
Anjali Shah, soprano; Andrew Johnson, tenor; Hanna Song, piano
Performer Biographies Anjali Shah, soprano, is a senior at Emory University from Tampa, Florida. She is double majoring in neuroscience and behavioral biology and music (vocal performance) while on the pre-medical track. She is musically involved with voice lessons and coachings under the tutelage of Teresa Hopkin and Hanna Song, and she performs with the Emory Concert Choir, Aural Pleasure A Capella, Mu Phi Epsilon, and StageWorks. Her campus involvements extend to conducting Parkinson’s research with the Emory Medical School and Wesley Woods, serving as vice president of Mu Phi Epsilon, and mentoring high school students through the Emory Pipeline Collaborative program. Shah’s musical journey began with piano and Indian classical voice lessons, however, over time her interests have extended to different musical genres, including jazz and musical theater. Following the completion of her undergraduate years, she will pursue a master of public health degree prior to her medical studies. Shah is grateful for the opportunity to perform a senior recital and extends special thanks to Teresa Hopkin, Hanna Song, Bradley Howard, Andrew Johnson, and friends and family for their mentorship and friendship along her musical journey. Andrew Johnson, tenor, is a junior from Memphis, Tennessee, studying strategy and management consulting, marketing, and vocal performance. On campus, he serves as the president of Aural Pleasure A Cappella, copresident at Emory Entrepreneurship and Venture Management, and resident advisor at Raoul Hall. He is musically involved with the Emory Concert Choir, Mu Phi Epsilon, vocal lessons and coachings, StageWorks, and Aural Pleasure, Emory’s oldest co-ed a cappella group. In the past year, Johnson has been recognized for his dedication to music at Emory through both the Atlanta Symphony Chorus Robert Shaw Memorial Outstanding Singer Award and a John H. Gordon Stipe Society Scholarship. Since a young age, he has loved performing, whether in kindergarten at intimate piano recitals or as a high-school senior playing Jimmy in Thoroughly Modern Millie. He is beyond excited for his junior 6
recital and would like to extend thanks to Bradley Howard, Hanna Song, Anjali Shah, and everyone else who not only has made this virtual performance possible, but also makes his musical journey so special. Hanna Song is a pianist, chamber musician, vocal coach, and educator. Song has appeared in prestigious concert halls around the world, including Carnegie Hall’s Recital Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City. She has performed as a collaborator with members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Song has also been invited to perform at numerous music festivals including the Duxbury Music Festival and SongFest. She is a doctor of musical arts candidate in collaborative piano at Boston University as a recipient of the College of Fine Arts’ Merit Scholarship and she has a master’s degree from Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Song also studied Lieder the Franz-Schubert-Institut in Baden bei Wien, Austria. She serves as an artist affiliate at Emory. Claudia Wahoski, flute, is a junior from Fayetteville, Georgia, majoring in biology with a minor in QSS. Wahoski is a member of the Emory University Symphony Orchestra and the Emory Wind Ensemble. She continues her studies in music with Christina Smith, principal flute with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Alongside music, she conducts virology research through a laboratory at the Emory School of Medicine.
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