Mezzo-soprano Clara O’Brien and pianist James Douglass, both faculty of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, will perform a guest artist recital at West Virginia University’s Creative Arts Center.

The event is held on Thursday (Sept. 13) at 8:15 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall of the Creative Arts Center, room 200A. It is free and open to the public.

O’Brien is associate professor of voice at UNC-Greensboro and Douglass is associate professor of collaborative piano.

The program features Franz Schubert’s “Zuleika I,” “Lied der Mignon” (Only one who knows longing), “Rastlose Liebe” (Restless Love), and “Blondel zu Marien” (Blondel to Mary); Claude Debussy’s “Trois chansons de Bilitis”(Three Songs of Bilitis); Lance Hulme’s “Wine From These Grapes” and “Four songs on poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay”; and Ernest Chausson’s “Poems of Love and the Sea.”

O’Brien and Douglass will also present a master class at the Creative Arts Center on Wednesday (Sept. 12) at 4 p.m. in the Antoinette Falbo Theatre. This event is also free and open to the public.

In addition, composer Lance Hulme, Dr. O’Brien’s husband, is also visiting WVU and will meet with composition students in the School of Music. Hulme’s works are on the program for Thursday’s recital.

For more information, contact the College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4359 or visit



CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts

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