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Singing Statesmen to Perform
Repertoire for European Tour
MAILED: April 29, 2002
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's popular Singing Statesmen will perform a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The concert will feature the repertoire of music that the group is preparing for their upcoming tour of Austria and Italy May 22-June 6.
Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff, associate professor of music and director of the Singing Statesmen, says the group is glad to have the opportunity to perform the same program for a local audience and is very excited about the upcoming tour.
"There are some wonderful venues scheduled on the 2002 European tour, including Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome," said Schwartzhoff.
The first half of the concert will feature two programs and 12 pieces written by composers from the 15th to the 20th century, including "Sing dem Herrn by Michael Praetorius, several Gregorian chants, "Gloria" by Josquin des Prez, "Beati Mortui" by Felix Mendelssohn and "Ascension" by UW-Eau Claire senior Tom Anderson, Aitkin, Minn. Dr. Alan Rieck, assistant professor of music and theatre arts, will conduct the Statesmen for Pavel Tchesnokov's "Salvation is Created."
In the second half of the concert, program three will feature music by Austrian composers, such as Anton Bruckner's "Trösterin Musik" and "An der schonen blauen Donau" by Johann Strauss. Program four will feature several African American folk songs - two arranged by Moses Hogan, who recently visited UW-Eau Claire - and Sigmund Romberg's "Will You Remember," with Tom Anderson on piano. The concert will conclude with songs of the University.
Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727 or 1-800-949-UWEC, are $5 for the general public; $4 for those 62 and older, children 17 and younger and faculty and staff with a university ID; and $1.50 for students with a university ID.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 29, 2002