’Tis the season for the big classical music series in the Berkshires and the Hudson Valley, so it seems worthwhile to point out an interesting recital being presented Saturday night right here in the Capital Region.
Mezzo-soprano Kara Cornell is a nationally known Albanian fresh off the run of Opera Saratoga’s production of The Magic Flute at the Spa Little Theater. She’s joining up with pianist Michael Clement to present a program of “art songs, jazz tunes, soulful hymns and world premieres,” all written by regional composers. Gems of the Region: An American Music Recital will feature songs by Frederic Sharaf (Bennington, Vt.), Josh Rodriguez (Cambridge), Steve Murray (Richmond, Mass.) and Dean Coughtry (Schoharie).
Gems of the Region: An American Music Recital will be presented Saturday (July 12) at 7:30 PM at the Emmanuel Baptist Church (275 State St., Albany). Donations will be accepted at the door. For more info, visit karacornell.com.