The Saltire Society of New York presents

"An Evening of Scottish Song"

Jeni Montrose, mezzo soprano
Bruce C. Maclntyre, Ph.D., pianoforte

Thanks to Robert Burns and several other dedicated collectors and editors, a vast, inspiring treasure trove of song texts and tunes has come down to us from both the highlands and lowlands of Scotland. This diverse repertoire of airs and ballads presents enlivening "snapshots" from the fascinating history and folklore of the country. In the nineteenth century the songs motivated countless arrangements and promoted the composition of a distinct sub-genre of art songs nostalgically recalling Scotland of yore.

Ms. Jeni Montrose, mezzo soprano, will sing several original Scottish songs, as well as some of the popular Haydn and Beethoven arrangements published by George Thomson and others in Edinburgh at the turn of the eighteenth century. Dr. Bruce C. Maclntyre will accompany Ms. Montrose at the piano and provide an elucidating commentary on this historical cavalcade of songs from the past four centuries. The lecture-recital will demonstrate the inordinate, natural beauty of this repertoire that so attracted the Viennese masters and later composers.

Jeni Montrose was raised in Edinburgh, Scotland. She received her M.A. in history from the University of Aberdeen. She is presently a candidate for the Master of Music from the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College where she studies voice with Monica Harte. Bruce Campbell Maclntyre holds the Ph.D. in Musicology from the City University of New York. He is professor of music at Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center of CUNY.

There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion afterwards, when refreshments will be served.

Date and time:Wed. June 4, 2003, 7:30PM
Location: Rm. 3491, The CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at 7:30PM
Free Admission (donations will be accepted at the door)