American Song Recital

Faculty Artist Series


January 17, 2015

American Song Recital

Darryl Taylor, countertenor
Brent McMunn, piano
Lorna Griffitt, piano
Nicole Mitchell, flute Recital of newly commissioned works for countertenor, plus beloved standards.

The recital focuses the first half on poetry of Countee Cullen, with new music by H Leslie Adams, Adolphus Hailstork, Lori Laitman, Andre Myers, Maria Thompson Corley, and jazz flutist Nicole M. Mitchell. The second half begins with a new song cycle by Robert Owens, on poetry of Arthur Rimbaud, Rimbaud-Cabaret. The program concludes with songs of Lee Hoiby. Winifred Smith Hall    8:00 pm
General $15 / Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $14 / UCI Students & Children under 17 $5
Join us for a pre-concert lecture on "Countee Cullen" hosted by Dr. Nahum Chandler, professor of African-American Studies. 7:30 pm in Winifred Smith Hall.

View Darryl Taylor in Concert
Performing "To a Brown Girl, Dead" reflecting the poetry of Countee Cullen.

Complimentary shuttle service is provided for our disabled guests or those with mobility issue from the Mesa Parking Structure to the shows scheduled above. Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at