Parlor Performance: Two in Tune, Saturday, Nov 21, at the Frank House

KrisAnn Sullivan
Frank House director, 308.865.8284 OR

“Parlor Performance: Two in Tune” will feature University of Nebraska at Kearney students Kassie Sabah, soprano, of Kearney and Blake Thompson, baritone, of Dalton on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Frank House.

The students will perform a recital of duets and solos in styles ranging from classical to contemporary. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 1:30 p.m. No reservation is required.

Sabah and Thompson will sing as duets “Ahh Sweet Mystery of Life/ I’m Falling in Love with Someone,” from the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie”; “Anything You Can Do,” from the musical “Annie Get Your Gun”; and a German duet by Robert Schumann.

Thompson will sing “More,” “Nebronchezpas,” “Rastlose Liebe,” “The Dodger” and “Long Time Ago.” Thompson is the assistant director for the UNK Nebraskats, the assistant director of speech at Kearney High School, choreographer for Gibbon High School’s show choir, an assistant complex director for UNK Nester South residence hall and a member of UNK Choraleers.

Sabah will sing “Elijah” by Mendelssohn, “Summertime” by Gershwin and other songs by Pauline Viardot, Franz Joseph Haydn and Clara Schumann. Sabah is a member of UNK Choraleers, UNK Collegium and the Kearney Symphony Orchestra. She will perform in the upcoming opera, “Suor Angelica,” shortly after Christmas break.

“Chamber music was popular in Victorian times,” said Kris Ann Sullivan, director of the Frank House. “The Frank House chambers are perfect for sharing music. They are sized for small, intimate groups and have coved ceilings (concave surface forming a junction between ceiling and wall) which are acoustically wonderful. This is a great way to introduce music performance to younger family members because of the small group setting.”