Jones to Present ‘Songs for Low Women’ Concert

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 10, 2003—Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Music will present its third performance in the 2003-2004 Faculty Showcase Series at 3 p.m. Oct. 26 in Old St. Vincent’s Chapel.

Leslie Jones, contralto, will present “Songs for Low Women,” a program of music that is particularly appropriate for the low voice.  She will be accompanied by Matt Yount on piano, Gary Miller, also on piano, and Sara Edgerton on cello. The performance will include Antonio Vivaldi’s Cantata RV 674, “Perfidissimo cor!  Iniquo fato!;” Johannes Brahms’s “Zigeunerlieder,” Op. 103; Claude Debussy’s “Chansons de Bilitis;” and Benjamin Britten’s “A Charm of Lullabies,” Op. 41.

Jones completed her doctoral degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music (1998), and has taught at Truman State University and Kansas City, Kan.,  Community College prior to joining the Southeast music faculty in 1999. She has also been a faculty member and soloist with the Berkshire Choral Festival for three summers and was selected as an intern for the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) 2002 Summer Intern program.

Tickets for Jones’ voice recital are available through the Performing Arts Box Office at (573) 651-2265. Advanced ticket prices are $7 for the public, $6 for Southeast faculty, staff, and senior citizens; and $5 for students. All tickets will be $7 at the door.