Torunlar, a music major and mezzo-soprano, will present a unique and varied program. The first half of the recital will include selections of French mélodie, Johannes Brahms, Gian Carlo Menotti and Fernando Obradors. The second half will feature numbers from the jazz, musical theatre and cabaret traditions. Torunlar will be accompanied on stage by pianist Susan McDaniel, staff accompanist and Linfield graduate, junior Tabby Gholi on viola and junior theatre major Jeremy Odden.
Torunlar is an international student from Istanbul, Turkey. She has participated extensively in ensembles on campus, including the Linfield Concert Choir, Women’s Ensemble, Musical Theatre Ensemble and Opera Theatre. Torunlar was a cast member in the Linfield musical production of “Spring Awakening” and was featured as a soloist with the Linfield Jazz Band in spring 2013. She has also been featured in CAT Cabs and the fall 2013 event “Liederabend: An Evening of Art Song.” Torunlar was recently honored as the upper-college level winner in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Cascade Musical Theatre Festival.
The recital is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Linfield College Department of Music. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit linfield.edu/arts.