The Heidelberg School of Music is presenting "The Beguiling Bard: A Shakespeare Song Festival" at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in Brenneman Music Hall.
The concert will feature Heidelberg vocal students, who will perform settings of excerpts from Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. These pieces are set in a variety of styles, including art songs by Thomas Arne, Roger Quilter and Franz Schubert as well as pieces from Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story" and Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate." Dr. Carol Dusdieker, assistant professor of voice at Heidelberg, is directing.
Accompanying the program will be an opening statement by English professor Dr. Ruth Wahlstrom and several monologues performed by Heidelberg students.
The program is free and open to the community. A free will offering will be held to benefit vocal scholarships for Heidelberg music students.