Chattanooga Now Drs. Ron Brendel, Cahill Smith present recital at Lee University

Chattanooga Now Drs. Ron Brendel, Cahill Smith present recital at Lee University

February 14th, 2018 by Staff Report in Chattnow Music

Dr. Cahill Smith, left, and Dr. Ron Brendel. (Photo by Randi Vasquez)

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Dr. Ron Brendel and Dr. Cahill Smith, faculty members in Lee University's School of Music, will present a recital Thursday night, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in Squires Recital Hall in Lee's Humanities Center, 1250 Parker St., Cleveland, Tenn.

Brendel, professor of voice, has been a faculty member at Lee University since 2005. Smith, associate professor of piano, joined Lee in 2014.

The recital includes dramatic settings of poems adapted to songs from three romantic composers: Schumann, Liszt and Medtner. Subjects range from romance to adventure to the supernatural.

"One thing we love about this program is that it pushes both the singer and pianist to extremes of technical virtuosity and dramatic expression," said Smith. "Getting to collaborate musically for a performance here on our home turf is a rare and treasured experience. We are looking forward to sharing this beautiful program with our community."

The recital is free and open to the public.

For more information: 423-614-8240.