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Chamber Orchestra recital April 17 to feature students, faculty and guests

April 6, 2012
 Aurelien Petillot
 Dr. Aurélien Pétillot
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will present a concert featuring the university's Chamber Orchestra at 7 p.m. April 17 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

Directed by Dr. Tulio Rondón, assistant professor of music, the Chamber Orchestra includes music majors, minors and non-music majors. During the April 17 concert, the group will be joined by Dr. Johannes Strohschank, professor of foreign languages, and Dr. Tim Lane, professor of music, in addition to three guest artists.

In a special highlight of the evening, each student will play a baroque bow borrowed from Flying Forms, an early music ensemble from St. Paul, Minn. Members of the Flying Forms, Dr. Marc Levine and Dr. Tami Morse, also will perform during the concert. Dr. Aurélien Pétillot will be a featured guest artist.

The concert will open with Concerti à 4 Violini No. 3 by G.P. Telemann. Violinists featured in this piece will be Levine; senior Kimberly Schubert, Waukesha; Strohschank; and senior Lyndsey Waldburger, Shawano.

Next will be the "Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major" by J.S. Bach, highlighting senior Ryan Jensen, Alexandria, Minn., and Pétillot on violas.

J.S. Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major" will follow. It will feature sophomore Linda Bagley, Duluth, Minn., on violin; Lane on traverso; and Morse on harpsichord.

The final piece will be "Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major" by J.S. Bach.

 Marc Levine and Tami Morse
Dr. Marc Levine and
Dr. Tami Morse
Levine, artistic director of the Southampton Cultural Center Chamber Music Series, has performed extensively in well-known venues including Carnegie Hall and Symphony Space. A founding member of the Flying Forms, Levine has been a member of several notable groups, including the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, the Youtube Symphony Orchestra and The New Tango Project.

Morse is increasingly sought after as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States. She is the executive director of the Lyra Baroque Orchestra, and has performed with Foundling, the Long Island Baroque Ensemble, North Shore Pro Musica, Ensemble 212, the Minnesota Bach Society and the Big Apple Baroque Band. She also is a founding member of the Flying Forms. She was awarded a prestigious German Academic Exchange Service grant, which she used to study in Germany at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne with Ketil Haugsand. Morse is dedicated to making early music accessible to today's audiences and laying a foundation for its study and performance in the United States.

Pétillot, founder and artistic director of Viola by Choice, was formerly on the viola faculty at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He has garnered much esteem as a versatile and engaging performer, lecturer and pedagogue. Pétillot has performed as a guest artist and soloist in Europe and North America, including with such ensembles as Sound Inversions, the American Repertory Ensemble, the Texas Bach Choir, the Balcones Orchestra and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. He also has performed with the Cavani String Quartet, the Azmari, Mirò and Tosca String Quartets and has toured with The Young Eight.

The Chamber Orchestra concert is free and open to the public.

For more information about UW-Eau Claire music events, visit the calendar online.

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