Delai Surrat and Veronica Holland Perform for the JFRC
On 8 July, 2014, the JFRC was given the treat of a dual soprano concert by professors Delia Surratt and Victoria Holland. Based in Rome and Chicago respectively, the two provided a little historical taste of Italian vocal music, whether arias from operas or songs of popular music. Titled "Italian Vocal Music Across Time," students were taken on a musical journey through the ages, from the year 1600 to the present; they also learned about the contextual background of the songs, such as for the classics "Caro mio ben" and "Quando me'n vo." The performance was a great success and summer students were glad to experience an authentic part of Italian culture.