Soprano Bailey Blashford, a junior at Allegheny College, will present a recital of art songs and arias at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 in Ford Memorial Chapel on the Allegheny campus.
She will begin the recital with pieces by three 20th-century composers: John Jacob Niles, Samuel Barber and Maurice Ravel. Three pieces by Niles — settings of American folksongs — will be followed by two sacred pieces: “The Crucifixion” by Barber and a setting of the Hebrew prayer Kaddish by Ravel.
Blashford will also perform arias from “The Marriage of Figaro” and “Cosi fan tutte” by Mozart; a “tipsy waltz” from “La Perichole” by Offenbach; “O mio babbino caro” from “Gianni Schicchi” by Puccini; and “Mein Herr Marquis” (also known as “Look me over once, look me over twice”) from Johann Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus.”
She will conclude the program with “When I Have Sung My Songs” by Ernest Charles.
Her accompanist will be Dr. Ward Jamison.
Blashford, who has studied voice privately for seven years, studies with Vicki Jamison at Allegheny College. An economics major with an English minor, she is a member of the College Choir, Chamber Choir and Chamber Singers. In addition to vocal performance, she has appeared onstage in Allegheny’s Playshop Theatre and Meadville’s Academy Theatre productions.