MAILED: MAY 3, 2001
EAU CLAIRE The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts
department will present the following musical performances the week beginning
Monday, May 7. All events are free and open to the public.
MONDAY, MAY 7:
- The Percussion Ensemble and the West African Music Society will perform a
joint concert at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
The Percussion Ensemble, directed by associate professor of music and theatre
arts, Ron Keezer, will perform first, showcasing a variety of works, including
Edgard Varese’s “Ionisation” and Mark Ford’s “Head Talk.” The West
African Music Society, directed by community member Gene Kulbeck, will perform
five works, including “Kassa,” a rhythm for farmers while they work in the
fields and “Jole,” a rhythm for a female mask dancer from the Temine people,
which will be accompanied by dancers from the UW-Eau Claire Concert Dance
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9:
- Pianist Andrew French, a junior from Plymouth, Minn., will
perform a recital at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts
Center. Three works will be performed, including Chopin’s “Sonata in B-flat
minor,” Op. 35.
- The Student Chamber Ensemble will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m.
in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The ensemble, comprised
of various student groups, will perform nine works, including “Holy is God the
Lord” by Felix Mendelssohn, “Colchester Fantasy” by Eric Ewazen, and “I
Got Rhythm” by George Gershwin, directed by associate professor of music and
theatre arts Rodney Hudson.
THURSDAY, MAY 10:
- The University Brass Choir will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. in
Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The choir, directed by
associate professor of music and theatre arts Rodney Hudson, will perform six
works, including “Fanfare for the Lord Mayor of London” by Arthur Bliss,
“Come Sweet Death” by Johann Sebastian Bach, and “Londonderry Air”
arranged by John Iveson. The performance will feature a variety of student
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: May 3, 2001