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Singing about love — in 100 languages

Tiffany Du Mouchelle in front of a grand piano

Tiffany Du Mouchelle, who joined the UB music faculty in 2015 to lead the voice program, will perform "Love Songs," an unaccompanied operatic song cycle for soprano, at a May 6 concert at UB.

UBNOW STAFF

Published April 30, 2018

Love and music are two of the most recognized universal languages. UB faculty member and soprano Tiffany Du Mouchelle will take them both on in a performance on May 6 in which she sings about love in 100 languages.

The concert, which also will feature two of Du Mouchelle’s students — Taryn Goehrig and Isabella Ruof — and vibraphonist Stephen Solook, will take place at 5 p.m. in Baird Recital Hall, 250 Baird Hall, North Campus.

The concert will open with two works by Stuart Saunders Smith. Soprano Goehrig and mezzo-soprano Ruof will perform “Light,” followed by Du Mouchelle and Solook presenting the world premiere of “Our Home.”

After a brief intermission, Du Mouchelle will take the stage for “Love Songs,” an unaccompanied operatic song cycle for soprano by Serbian/Canadian composer Ana Sokolovic.

She will present the many types of love — from a child’s love to the love of a parent and all the loves in between — in 100 languages and many vocal styles, with the primary text being “I love you.”

A UB faculty since 2015, Du Mouchelle is praised for her musical versatility, an electric stage presence and exceptional dramatic sensibilities. Best known for her fearlessness in exploring new and challenging repertoire, she tackles a vast array of languages and musical styles, ranging from classical, world, contemporary, cabaret and theatrical.

Recipient of the prestigious Richard F. Gold Career Grant for American Opera Singers, Du Mouchelle has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Center for Contemporary Opera, Yellow Barn Music Festival, Skalholt Summer Music Series in Iceland, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and American Composers Alliance.

Tickets to the May 6 concert are available through a variety of outlets at the following pricing structure:

UB faculty, staff, alumni, seniors and non-UB students

$10 plus $2 fee online at www.ticketfly.com

$10 plus $4 fee by phone at 877-987-6487 (Ticketfly)

$14 in person at the Center for the Arts (noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday)

$17 in person at the door (one hour before concert time)

General public

$15 plus $2 fee online at www.ticketfly.com

$15 plus $4 fee by phone at 877-987-6487 (Ticketfly)

$19 in person at the Center for the Arts (noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday)

$22 in person at the door (one hour before concert time)

UB students are admitted free with ID.

For a complete listing of all concerts being presented by the Department of Music, visit the department’s website.