Join us on Monday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Turner Auditorium for a concert featuring Paul Pisano, pianist and Lisa Lowry, soprano as they present composer Pisano’s newest composition and art songs from the Renaissance to the 21st century.
Soprano Lisa Lowry completed her Doctor and Master of Music degrees, and a Performer Diploma in Voice at Indiana University. Lisa has performed in concerts, operas, and musicals in both Canada and the United States. Roles have included Lucy in The Telephone, Marie in The Most Happy Fella, Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff,and Fire in an English L’Enfant et les sortilèges by Ravel. She has appeared with the Canadian chamber groups Land’s End and Rosa Selvatica, singing modern works such as Joseph Schwantner’s Sparrows, Chan-sons Madécasses by Ravel, and new Canadian music. She comes to Chowan University from Indiana State, Vincennes University and Wabash College.
Paul Pisano holds masters and doctoral degrees from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Subsequently he taught piano, music theory, ear training, Italian language, and served as staff accompanist as a faculty member at Kenyon College and Iowa State University. Although his education emphasized solo piano performance, Dr. Pisano has been involved with collaborative performance for over thirty years. He has worked as a staff pianist at the Opera and Music Theatre Festival of Lucca (Italy) and the Utah Festival Opera Company. Other roles in which he has served include chamber musician, music director for musical theatre, competition adjudicator, choral conductor and accompanist, ensemble singer, oratorio soloist, composer, and arranger. Performance highlights include the Rachmaninoff 2nd Piano Concerto with the Utah Symphony, the Barber Concerto with the CCM Philharmonia, and solo and collaborative recitals in Canada, throughout Italy, and in many U.S. venues. For the past fifteen years he has been in demand as a vocal coach/accompanist for graduate and undergraduate voice majors at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
This Friends of Music event is free and open to the public.