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Kavanaugh to perform in Durango Recital Series

Soprano Gemma Kavanagh performs for fifth year on St. Mark’s 2009–2010 Recital Series

Kavanagh will be joined by violinist Kasia Sokol on the St. Mark’s Recital Series Friday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 E. 3rd Ave. in Durango.Tickets, $15 for adults and $7 for students and children, are available at www.DurangoRecitals.com and at the church.

Kavanagh will perform opera arias by Verdi, Mozart and Lehár and art songs in French and German by Gounod, Saint-Saëns, Chausson and Strauss.

“The four songs by Richard Strauss, from op. 10 and op. 27, are particularly exquisite,” notes C. Scott Hagler, the festival’s director and principal accompanist.

Also appearing this season are James Jon Bader performing on cello Feb. 12 and Danielle Menapace on oboe and English horn on April 30.