It's time for another vocal recital at the University at Buffalo, thanks to the Marilyn Horne Foundation. At 8 p.m. next Friday, Lippes Hall on UB's North Campus will play host to mezzo soprano Megan Latham, who graduated from the University of Toronto, has sung countless challenging opera roles and will shortly be making her debut at Carnegie Hall.
Latham will begin with two arias from Handel's "Alcina." She'll continue with four of Johannes Brahms' "German Folk Songs," including the ethereal "In Stiller Nacht," the haunting "Schwesterlein" and also "Da unten im Tale," a touching, sad love song that so inspired Benjamin Britten that he, too, took up the theme.
Four folk songs from Eastern Canada follow, arranged by Godfrey Ridout, including "I Gave My Love an Apple" and "She's Like the Swallow." Latham will also sing a trio of sea songs, by Elgar, Richard Hundley and Rebecca Clarke. "Siete Cancionnes Populaires Espaolas" by Manuel de Falla will bring the evening to a colorful close.
Admission is $12, with discounts for students and seniors. For information, call 645-2921.