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Faculty duo performs Schubert's 'Winterreise'

October 6, 2009

"Winterreise" (Winter Journey), one of Franz Schubert's greatest song cycles, will be performed by Coastal Carolina University music professors Jeffrey Jones (baritone) and Philip Powell (piano) at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12 in the Recital Hall of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

The cycle of 24 songs chronicles the journey of a heart-broken poet traveling through a winter landscape. The poet's encounters along the way form the subject of the songs. Written near the end of Schubert's life, this cycle is considered by many to be one of his finest and most evocative works.

Powell, professor of music, joined the Coastal Carolina University faculty in 1988. In addition to his teaching duties, he maintains an active performing schedule. He has served as president of the Coastal Concert Association, music director of the Festival of Music and Art at Pawleys Island, founding director of the Musicale de Geneve series and a member of the board of directors of the Long Bay Symphony. Powell has performed with the South Carolina Symphony Orchestra, the Jupiter Symphony and is a frequent soloist with the Long Bay Symphony. Powell earned a master's degree and D.M.A. from Indiana University, where he was a student of Michel Block.

Jones, assistant professor of music, is a native of Springfield, Mo. He earned a master's degree in opera performance and a doctorate in vocal performance at Arizona State University. He is also a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. He has performed with many opera companies and musical organizations, including the Arizona Opera, Arizona State Lyric Opera Theater, Atlanta Opera, Capitol City Opera, Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Atlanta Symphony Chamber Chorus, Robert Shaw Chamber Singers, Collegium Vocale and the Italian Connection. He has taught at Grand Canyon University and Arizona State University.

Ticket are $3; children (ages 10 and under) are free but must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Wheelwright Box Office at 349-2502.