On Thursday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., the Sylvia Stoner Ensemble presents Swan Songs.
The program explores famous last words in songs, specifically the last musical statement, finished or unfinished, of composers. Dr. Paul Laird narrates the program as Stoner and soprano Jennifer White, mezzo Holly White, baritone Lane Johnson, and pianist Ellen Bottorff translate the works of Richard Strauss, Franz Schubert, and Giacchino Rossini. Additionally, the ensemble will perform songs of farewell including the popular American folksong "He's Gone Away" and a duet by Stephen Foster with text from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Admission is free. Click here  or call 816.701.3407 to RSVP. Free parking is available in the Library District parking garage located at 10th and Baltimore.