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Friends of Music to Present
MAILED: Sept. 13, 1999|
The Alumni Recital will kick off this year's fall music season at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The concert will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
The Friends of Music wanted to provide an opportunity for music alumni to stay in touch and, therefore, coordinated the Alumni Recital, said Friends of Music steering committee member Heidi Rusch Wildes.
After asking UW-Eau Claire music faculty members for suggested contacts, Friends of Music pulled together six former UW-Eau Claire music students to return to campus for a nostalgic voice and instrumental recital.
"The purpose of this concert is twofold: to bring alumni together and also to raise awareness for Friends of Music," said Wildes.
Immediately following the concert, Friends of Music will host a reception in the lobby of the Haas Fine Arts Center where community members as well as alumni will have a chance to visit and meet the members of Friends of Music.
The concert will begin with the Allegro from Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 with Sandra Anderson-Cordogan and Wildes on piano.
After studying at UW-Eau Claire with Penelope Cecchini, professor of music and theatre arts, Anderson-Cordogan completed her bachelor of music in piano performance in 1987 and then went on to obtain her master of music at the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana. She is a private piano instructor in Geneva, Ill., a member of the James Street Players and the outgoing president of her local chapter of Music Teachers National Association.
Wildes, a 1986 UW-Eau Claire piano performance graduate, also studied under Cecchini. She maintains a private piano studio in Eau Claire, is a member of the Friends of Music steering committee and is the co-chair for the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association Spring 2000 auditions.
Second on the program will be "O Mio Fernando" from Gaetano Donizetti's "La Favorita," with mezzo-soprano Tammie Scott and pianist Anne Tembruell Kubiatowicz.
A former student of Nancy Rice Baker, professor of music and theatre arts, Kubiatowicz graduated with a piano performance degree in 1983 and is now a private piano instructor in Eau Claire and an active church musician.
Scott completed her vocal performance degree in 1992 before going on to a full graduate assistantship at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she obtained a master of music in 1994. After teaching voice for three years, Scott returned to Eau Claire, works in pharmaceutical sales and is a member of the Friends of Music steering committee.
Next, Todd Schendel will perform the Introduction, Allegro, Song and Finale from Fred L. Clinard's Sonata for Unaccompanied Trombone.
A recent UW-Eau Claire graduate, Schendel finished his trombone performance degree in 1998 before studying at Indiana University. He has been an active freelance performer and teacher in Indiana and now in Illinois.
Two selections from the modern "And the World Goes 'Round" by Kander and Eb will be performed by soprano Jennifer Santoro-Rotty and Kubiatowicz on piano.
Since Santoro-Rotty's 1990 graduation from UW-Eau Claire with a vocal performance degree she has worked in musical theater and cabaret in Minneapolis. She has had the opportunity to sing in revue shows on a cruise ship, as well as work in some commercials and training films.
Cellist Matthew Pierce's and pianist Ann Gilbertson's performance of Johannes Brahms' Allegro from Sonata in E minor will close the program.
Pierce, a 1998 cello performance graduate, has spent his time performing with the Missouri Summer Symphony and the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra, where he is co-assistant principal for the season.
The concert is free of charge and open to the public.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Sept. 13, 1999