• Daniel Hunter-Holly, baritone
    Daniel Hunter-Holly, baritone
  • Kenneth Saxon, piano
    Kenneth Saxon, piano
The Southwestern University Sarofim School of Fine Arts’ Music Department is thrilled to welcome Daniel Hunter-Holly and Kenneth Saxon as they perform A Secret Tone: Music of Beethoven & Schumann. Come enjoy an evening filled with classical music performed by this exceptional duo.


Daniel Hunter-Holly, baritone, is an Associate Professor of Voice at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Music. An active recitalist, having performed throughout North and Central America, he is also an acclaimed educator, receiving a University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award in 2015.  He holds degrees in vocal performance from The Ohio State University, the University of North Carolina Greensboro, and the University of California Santa Barbara, with additional studies at SongFest and OperaWorks. He currently serves as President of the South Texas Chapter of NATS.


Pianist Kenneth Saxon has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist on three continents, including appearances at the Esplanade in Singapore, the Teatro di Donnafugato in Ibla, Sicily, and La Teatro de la Reforma in Matamoros, Mexico. Known for his wide-ranging repertoire, Saxon has premiered works by Gary Smoke and Maxwell Dulaney and regularly explores works by Schumann, Crumb, Bartok, and Granados. Saxon’s recording of the Rachmaninoff Preludes, Op. 32 was praised for the “fineness of touch … and excellent handling of polyphony” by William Kreindler for MusicWeb-International.

His distinctive programming helps audiences make unexpected connections between the music and their own lives. An entertaining and engaging presence, Saxon often introduces works with a brief story about the pieces and his own experiences with them.

Kenneth is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He has published articles on sight reading in the Piano Pedagogy Journal, American Music Teacher and Pianist magazine.


                                                          Performance Program

                   Soirées Musicales, Op. 6                                      Clara Schumann
                       II. Notturno                                                              (1816-1896)


                   An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98                     Ludwig van Beethoven
                       I. Auf dem Hügel sitz’ ich spähend                         (1770-1827)
                       II. Wo die Berge so blau
                       III. Leichte Segler in den Höhen
                       IV. Diese Wolken in den Höhen
                       V. Es kehret der Maien, es blühet die Au’
                       VI. Nimm sie hin den, diese Lieder




                  Myrthen, Op. 25                                                 Robert Schumann
                      I. Widmung                                                              (1810-1856)
                      IV. Jemand
                      VII. Die Lotosblume
                      XXIII. Im Westen


                  Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17                               Robert Schumann
                      I. Durchaus phantastisch und
                         leidenschaftlich vorzutragen
                      II. Mässig
                      III. Langsam getragen


February 1, 2018

7:30PM | Caldwell-Carvey Foyer

The event is free and open to the public.