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Complete Solo Songs of Henri Duparc Featured at Sept. 15 Recital

CONWAY, Ark. (August 26, 2019) – The complete songs of French Romantic period composer Henri Duparc (1848-1933) make up the full program of “Luxe, calme et volupté,” a vocal recital set for Sunday, September 15, 2019, in Reves Recital Hall, Trieschmann Fine Arts Building, on the campus of Hendrix College. The program begins at 3 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

Performers include:

  • Joylýn Rushing, soprano, University of Central Arkansas
  • Sarah Stankiewicz Dailey, mezzo-soprano, Hendrix College, Henderson State University
  • Barbara Clements, soprano, Arkansas Tech University
  • Jon Clements, baritone, Arkansas Tech University
  • John Krebs, piano, Hendrix College

Duparc lived to be 85, yet he wrote very little. In fact, he stopped composing in his 30s. However, the sixteen songs he did write are “exquisite and of high quality,” says Krebs, the Willis H. Holmes Distinguished Professor of Music at Hendrix. 

“In terms of length, when performed together, the sixteen songs make up a good recital program,” said Krebs. “By dividing up the songs among four singers, no one individual has to shoulder too much of a burden.”

To learn more, contact Krebs at

About Hendrix College

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