December 13, 2019

Lucerne Symphony – Solo Recital

KKL Lucerne, Rehearsal Room
Lucerne, Switzerland

An eventful voyage of discovery with countertenor John Holiday through almost 300 years of music history. It leads from Italian Baroque, to classical Vienna to Beethoven, who founded the genre of the romantic song. France is also touched - although Reynaldo Hahn originally came from Venezuela, but received his education in Paris from Jules Massenet. Continue to the USA, home of John Holiday. H. Leslie Adams has become known primarily as a composer of songs and vocal works. Hall Johnson had piano lessons as a child and later appeared as a professional violinist. He wrote numerous arrangements for the film and the stage. With "Porgy and Bess" Gershwin created his masterpiece, which is one of the most performed operas, especially in the USA.


Date: December 13, 2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
KKL Lucerne, rehearsal room
+41 41 226 05 15


George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
"Frondi tenere e belle ... Ombra may fu" from "Serse"

Reynaldo Hahn (1874 - 1947)
L'enamourée - Quand je fus pris au pavillon - Si mes vers avaient des ailes - À Chloris

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Adelaide - The Kiss - I Love You

H. Leslie Adams (* 1932)
The Prayer - Drums of Tragedy - The Heart of a Woman - Night Song - Sence You Went Away - Creole Girl

Arr. Hall Johnson (1888 - 1970)
I'm Gonter Tell God All My Troubles

George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
"Summertime" from "Porgy and Bess"

Bart Howard (1915 - 2004)
Fly Me To The Moon

Abel Meeropol (1903 - 1986)
Strange Fruit

Arr. John Holiday (* 1985)
Over My Head - Amazing Grace