Ben Laur recital celebrates baryton-Martin voice

Join Cornell College voice instructor Benjamin Laur with pianist Seong-Sil Kim for an evening of song celebrating the baryton-Martin voice on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Benjamin LaurThe concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Ringer Recital Hall in Armstrong Hall and is free and open to the public.

The pair, who also teach together at Kirkwood Community College, will present songs by Tosti, Schubert, Fauré, and beloved American composer Tom Lehrer. 

The baryton-Martin voice is a particular type of baritone voice that, according to Grove Music Online, “owes its origin to Nicolas-Jean-Blaise Martin (1768–1837), a baritone with a remarkably extensive upper range, sufficiently famous and distinctive for his name to continue in use long after his death to denote a high, lyric baritone, almost a tenor, usually bright of timbre and light of weight.”