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UMD SOM Faculty Artist Recital: Linda Mabbs Remembers Benjamin Britten

Thursday, November 21, 2013


Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Soprano Linda Mabbs

Mezzo-Soprano Delores Ziegler

Tenor Gran Wilson

Piano Justina Lee and Rita Sloan

Conductor Edward Maclary
UMD Chamber Singers

Photograph of soprano Linda MabbsBritish composer Benjamin Britten did not write music for the “cultured-few.” He believed his works should be “listenable-to,” and declared, “I write music for human beings.”

Faculty artist Linda Mabbs is joined by UMD School of Music faculty and students in the first of several performances that commemorate the centennial of composer Benjamin Britten’s birth.

Mabbs, who knew Britten during the last year of his life, will share stories about the composer and perform his works for soprano. Professor Mabbs will be joined by