ON STAGE · HOP ENSEMBLE
Dartmouth College Glee Club
Filippo Ciabatti, interim director
With guest artist Fabio Menchetti, piano
Choral and piano music based on song, by Brahms, Debussy and Ravel.
Trois chansons Debussy
Trois chansons Ravel
Pour Le Piano Debussy, Fabio Menchetti, piano
Three intermezzi for piano, Op. 117 Brahms, Fabio Menchetti, piano
Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy songs), Op. 103 Brahms
Dartmouth’s premiere student chorus presents a program of choral works based on song, by Brahms and French Impressionists Debussy and Ravel. Cincinnati-based Italian concert pianist Fabio Menchetti accompanies the singers and rounds out the program with solo works by those same composers.
This 40-voice student ensemble’s repertory spans four centuries, including masterworks of choral-orchestral literature, fully staged operettas, large and small a cappella works, and the cherished songs of Dartmouth College.
FABIO MENCHETTI BIO
Fabio Menchetti, born in Lucca, Italy, earned his bachelor’s degree in piano performance at the Conservatory Luigi Boccherini in his hometown, and received his master’s degree in piano performance and music education at the Conservatory Giacomo Puccini in La Spezia, Italy. He attended both the International Piano Academy “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola, where he studied chamber music with Pier Narciso Masi, and the Academy of Music in Pinerolo, where he continued studying piano under the guidance of renowned musicians like Andrea Lucchesini and Pietro De Maria. He also participated in masterclasses with noteworthy pianists such as Joaquin Achucarro, Paul Badura-Skoda, Fabio Bidini, Boris Bloch and Jeffrey Swann.
An avid chamber musician, he recorded a CD, released by Sheva Collection, with music for violin and piano of 20th-century Italian composers. For the same record label, he also recorded his first solo CD, with music for solo piano by the English composer Peter Seabourne.
A dedicated and passionate teacher, Menchetti has been continuously teaching piano for over ten years, first in private music schools, then in junior high schools and, since moving to the United States, as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Houghton College and, currently, at College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.