Piano music by Ravel and Rachmaninoff, American song recital

Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Seattle Art Museum
1300 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
I. Modéré –très franc
II. Assez lent – anec une expression intense
III. Modéré
IV. Assez animé
V. Presque lent – dans un sentiment intime
VI. Vif
VII. Moins vif
VIII. Ėpilogue: lent

Prelude in D Major, Op. 23, No. 4 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Prelude in G Major, Op. 32, No. 5 (1873 – 1943)
Prelude in C minor, Op. 23, No. 7

Joyce Gibb, piano

Where the music comes from by Lee Hoiby (1926-2011)
“Heavenly Grass” from Blue Mountain Ballads by Paul Bowles (1910-1999)
“Cabin” from Blue Mountain Ballads by Paul Bowles (1910-1999)

“The daisies” from Three Songs, Op. 2 by Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
“Sure on this shining night” from Four Songs for Voice and piano, Op. 13
Music when soft voices die

“Shenandoah” Traditional folksong arr. by Jay Althouse (1951-)
“Poor wayfairing stranger” Traditional spiritual arr. by Jay Althouse
“Deep River” Traditional spiritual arr. by Moses Hogan (1957-2003)

“But not for me” from Girl Crazy by George Gershwin (1898-1937)
“Falling out of love can be fun” from Miss Liberty by Irving Berlin (1888-1989)

Katie Stevenson, mezzo-soprano


Joyce Gibb was born in Sri Lanka and started her early piano studies with the admired, but feared music critic Elmer DeHaan. After surviving his rigorous training, she moved to London for further studies with Swiss pianist Albert Ferber whose teachers included Rachmaninoff. Studying both piano and cello, she was awarded a gold medal for performance by the Royal Schools of Music. Joyce teaches and performs regularly and has been the concerto soloist with the Cascade Symphony, Seattle Philharmonic, Rainier Symphony, Port Angeles, Thalia, and Philharmonia Northwest Orchestras. Her performances have included concertos by Beethoven, Poulenc, Grieg, Addinsell, and Chopin and the 1st and 2nd piano concertos by Rachmaninoff.