Concertsat First Church

Feb 14

Lynn Eustis, soprano, and Kevin Jones, piano – Feb 14

4pm

Soprano Lynn Eustis is joined by pianist Kevin Jones in a recital of song on Sunday, February 14, at 4pm. Songs of Mahler, Poulenc, Strauss, and Florence Price will be offered.

Dr. Eustis is currently Director of Graduate Studies in Music and Associate Professor of Voice at Boston University, where she joined the faculty in fall 2012. From 1999 to 2012 she served on the voice faculty at the University of North Texas, where she was also Director of Graduate Studies in Music. She holds the Doctor of Music degree in opera from Florida State University, a Master of Music degree in opera from the Curtis Institute of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Bucknell University, Phi Beta Kappa.

She appears regularly as a soloist with numerous professional organizations which have included Chorus Pro Musica (Boston), Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, the Dallas Bach Society, and the Choral Society of Durham, NC, in works such as Gloria (Poulenc), Dona nobis pacem (Vaughan Williams), Mozart’s C Minor Mass, Carmina burana (Orff) and Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (Barber).  She has been heard internationally with the Americke Jaro Festival (Czech Republic), the Compania Lirica Nacional (Costa Rica), and the Guangzhou Symphony (China).  Dr. Eustis has sung over thirty operatic roles, most notably the title roles in Lucia di Lammermoor and The Daughter of the Regiment, Zerbinetta, Olympia, Pamina, Susanna, Rosina, and Gilda. Recordings include Carmina burana (Klavier, 2003), featured soloist on Innisfree (GIA Publications, 2007) and Portraits: New Music for Soprano, Baritone and Piano (Capstone, 2007). In March 2010 she made her Carnegie Hall debut in Mozart’s Vesperae de Dominica.  With Westminster Williamson Voices she appeared as the title soloist in the U.S. premiere of James Whitbourn’s Annelies: The Anne Frank Oratorio, a work for which she continues to be in demand.

Dr. Eustis is the author of The Singer’s Ego: Finding Balance Between Music and Life, Finding Middle Ground (two volumes of songs for teaching young voices), The Teacher’s Ego: When Singers Become Voice Teachers, and A Singer’s Epiphany: Faith, Music, and Mortality, all published by GIA Publications in Chicago. She is a regular guest teacher at the Royal College of Music in London.

Pianist Kevin Jones and Lynn Eustis are frequent collaborators, having appeared in recital at the University of North Texas and Boston University. Friends for more than 30 years, Dr. Eustis and Mr. Jones bring their musicianship to their friendship in this increasingly-rare musical event, the song recital.