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Last update: 4/17/08

[University of Wisconsin-Green Bay News Release]

For Immediate Release:

April 17, 2008

UW-Green Bay recital features guest artists Fulmer and Fischer

GREEN BAY-Soprano Mimmi Fulmer and piano accompanist Martha Fischer, both members of the music faculty at UW-Madison, will present a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 21 in Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr. The event is free and open to the public.

The varied program includes American folk songs by Stephen Foster, Finnish folk songs, and an array of other works by composers ranging from G. F. Handel in the 17th and 18th centuries to contemporary composer Lee Hoiby. The Hoiby work presents three songs collectively titled, "Three Ages of Women," based on poems by Elizabeth Bishop. The Handel selection is "Cara Speme," from Guilio Cesare.

The program also includes "Var Det en Dröm?," by Jean Sibelius, and "Sydämeni Laulu," by Kim Borg, both in Swedish; and five selections from Chants d'Auvergne, by Joseph Cantaloube.

Fulmer performs repertoire ranging from early music to premieres of works written especially for her. She is noted for her performances of new music. Fulmer has been a featured soloist at festivals and in concerts across the U. S. and elsewhere. She also is active in opera, recital and oratorio. In addition to being professor of voice at UW-Madison, she is associate director of opera. Many of her former students are pursuing careers as performers and teachers.

Fischer has performed in the U.S. and Europe and is particularly devoted to Franz Schubert's lieder and chamber music. She is co-founder of Schubert ensembles in Boston and Washington, D.C., and has recorded Schubert's "Winterreise" with baritone Paul Rowe. She also performs as a singer and has presented recitals of art song in which she accompanies herself. Fischer heads the collaborative piano program at UW-Madison and her work in that field has taken her to international events in Sweden, France and Costa Rica.

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