Bruce Performs Recital of Art Songs with Guest Singers

Pianst Neely Bruce, professor of music, presented a recital of songs by Busoni, Schubert, Bruce and Brahms Dec. 7 in Memorial Chapel.

Pianist Neely Bruce, professor of music, presented a recital of songs by Busoni, Schubert, Bruce and Brahms Dec. 7 in Memorial Chapel. Bruce accompanied guest baritone Christopher Grundy on the songs.

Grundy received his bachelors of art from Yale University, where he conducted the Yale Russian Chorus, and was awarded the Ben Cutler Vocal Scholarship. He is currently pursuing his master's degree in music at Indiana University.

Grundy received his bachelors of art from Yale University, where he conducted the Yale Russian Chorus, and was awarded the Ben Cutler Vocal Scholarship. He is currently pursuing his master's degree in music at Indiana University.

Soprano Katie Polit, a second-year P.D. student at Indiana University, was a special guest in the art song recital.

Soprano Katie Polit, a second-year Ph.D student at Indiana University, was a special guest at the recital. Pictured, she turns the pages for three of Bruce's early songs, which which received their world premieres on this occasion.

From left, Yonatan Malin, assistant professor of music, and Katherine Kuenzli, associate professor of art history, applaud the performance.

From left, Yonatan Malin, assistant professor of music, and Katherine Kuenzli, associate professor of art history, applaud the performance.

The concert was sponsored by the Music Department and the Center for the Arts. (Photos by Stefan Weinberger '10)

The concert was sponsored by the Music Department and the Center for the Arts. (Photos by Stefan Weinberger '10)