July 12, 2024

Kraus to Collaborate on Music Program at Kentlands March 5

On Sunday, March 5, at 3:30 p.m.,  Adjunct Professor of Piano Andrew Kraus will collaborate with soprano Monica Harwood and saxophonist Noah Getz in An Afternoon of Drama in Song, a program of viscerally moving and socially relevant works at the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg, Maryland. On the program are:

  • Black Water, by Jeremy Beck: A slightly veiled fictional account adapted by Beck from the novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates of the events around the death of Mary Jo Kopechne told in flashbacks as she is dying.
  • I Never Saw Another Butterfly, by Elwood Derr: A song cycle for soprano voice, alto sax and piano based on poems by Jewish children incarcerated, gassed and incinerated in the Nazi ghetto for Jews in Terezin, Czechoslovakia.

More details and tickets can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-afternoon-of-drama-in-song-tickets-30706214113.

A preview of Dark Water can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSvXkzCrRf0