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Click here to see ‘Bad Pets’ from Jan Opalach’s Faculty Recital at the Eastman School of Music
Next performance: Friday, September 4, 4:10 p.m. Room 145 Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University. Alison Tupay, soprano; Paul Salerni, piano. Music by Schumann, Mozart, and Salerni including Regimen Sanitatis Salerni and Bad Pets.
“His music ‘pulsated with life, witty musical ideas and instrumental color.'”
“More impressive was Mr. Salerni’s ‘Bad Pets,’ three playful cabaret songs based on Mr. Gioia’s sly ‘Alley Cat Love Song,’ Mark Doty’s frisky “Golden Retrievals” and Robert Frost’s placid ‘Cow in Apple-Time.’
“My passion to write music arises out of a most basic human desire to touch other human beings. I compose because it gives me such pleasure to enable others to laugh, to dance, to feel tender, to be entertained. If music doesn’t communicate to an audience, why write it?”