Local soprano to give recital at San Francisco Conservatory

By From page A7 | September 04, 2013

Soprano Rebecca Plack, a longtime resident of Davis, will give a recital at 2 p.m. Sunday at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Plack’s recital is titled “I’ll Change Your Tune: One-Upsmanship in 19th Century Song,” and will feature works by composers Hugo Wolf, Claude Debussy and Robert Schumann, who in several instances wrote their own setting of a poem or text that also had drawn the attention of another composer.

“Songwriters have always been inspired by common themes, but most revealing are those who have been inspired by the exact same text,” Plack said, adding that her recital will “explore how a few great composers interpret a few great poems.”

Along the way, Plack will “draw comparisons that illuminate the composers’ craft, their personalities and their attempts at compositional one-upsmanship.”

Plack serves on the San Francisco Conservatory’s collegiate faculty, teaching vocal pedagogy as well as music history and literature. She will be joined by pianist Curt Pajer, who has worked with her in several recitals over the years.

Tickets are $20 general, $15 for students, seniors and Friends of the Conservatory. The recital will be in the concert hall at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St. in downtown San Francisco, a short distance from Davies Symphony Hall, the War Memorial Opera House and the Herbst Theater.

For information, go to www.sfcm.edu or call 415-503-6275.

Jeff Hudson

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