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Faculty recital to feature soprano and piano

The Linfield College Music Department will present a faculty recital featuring vocalist Natalie Gunn, pictured left, and pianist Susan McDaniel.

The performance, “High Summer Holds the Earth: a song recital celebrating the joy of life and love,” will be held Sunday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield.

Gunn, an award-winning soprano and adjunct professor of music at Linfield, will sing pieces by Berlioz, Britten, Mahler, Milhaud and Debussy, along with songs set to Emily Dickinson poems. She has performed with various groups including the Linfield Chamber Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra and Portland Chamber Orchestra. She has been honored by several major artist competitions including National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award, the National Opera Association, the Metropolitan Opera National Council and the Gerda Lissner Foundation in New York City. She holds a master of music degree from Portland State University.

McDaniel, soloist and chamber musician and adjunct professor of music at Linfield, has performed around the world in locations such as France, Germany, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. She received her bachelor’s degree in music from Linfield College in 1997. McDaniel has been a member of the music staff at Seattle Opera and Utah Festival Opera as well as music director and pianist for the San Diego Opera Ensemble, Off-Center Opera in Seattle and Puget Sound Concert Opera.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public. For more information, call the Linfield Music Department at 503-883-2275.