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Musical Events for the Week of April 18

RELEASED: April 12, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning Monday, April 18. All events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 19:

  • The University's Tuba Quartet will present a recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The ensemble includes sophomore Elizabeth Soules, Menomonie, on euphonium; senior Andrei Strizek, Sun Prairie, on euphonium; junior Joshua Lee, Ladysmith, on tuba; and sophomore Jesse Orth, Portage, on tuba. The program will begin with pieces by Haydn and Bach, followed by a work by Mike Forbes. The concert will conclude with "Wabash Cannonball," a traditional song arranged by James Garrett.
  • Senior Amy Bowen, Chippewa Falls, will present a piano and percussion recital at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Bowen will begin with Chopin's Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, followed by "Hymn," composed by Karl Jenkins and adapted by Nanae Mimura. Junior Sean Carey, Lake Geneva, will assist Bowen on marimba in Max Leth's "Effugonetrom." Featured in the second half of the recital will be pieces by Mozart and Emmanuel Sejourne. Bowen will close with Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue."
  • Senior soprano Nicole Peters, Maplewood, Minn., will present a voice recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. She will be accompanied by senior Philip Dorn, Clintonville, on piano and assisted by senior Nate Abuan, Shoreview, Minn., on violin. Peters will first perform "L'amero saro costante," from "Il Re Pastore" by Mozart. Pieces by Strauss, Fermin Maria Alvarez and Maestro Iradier also will be featured. The recital will conclude with a set of music by Vittorio Giannini.

Wednesday, April 20:

  • Senior sopranos Jennifer Long, Janesville, and Sarah Norvold, Eau Claire, will present a joint voice recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. They will be accompanied on piano by freshman Kathryn Eckes, Maple Grove, Minn. Long will open the recital with Schubert's "Lied der Mignon" and Schumann's "Kennst du das Land." Pieces by Puccini, Brahms, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Harold Rome will be among the works presented in the performance. Norvold will conclude the concert with "I Carry Your Heart" by John Duke, Ricky Ian Gordon's "My New Red Dress" and "When I Have Sung My Songs" by Ernest Charles.
  • Senior Breta Borstad, Cameron, will present a flute recital at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. She will be accompanied by professor emerita of music Penelope Cecchini on piano. The program will begin with "Rêverie and Petite Valse" by André Caplet and Bach's Partita in A minor for solo flute. Borstad will end the performance with Sonata "Undine," by Carl Reinecke.

Thursday, April 21:

  • Senior Branden Atherton, Waukesha, will present a senior saxophone recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Atherton will be performing on both alto and soprano saxophones. The program will begin with Paul Bonneau's "Caprice en Form de Valse," and continue with pieces by Jacques Ibert, Jean Rivier, Phillip Telemann and UW-Eau Claire professor of music Michael Cunningham. Senior Tom Krochock, Minneapolis, will assist on trumpet for Rivier's Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Trumpet.

Sunday, April 24:

  • Les Favorites, a period instrument ensemble specializing in the music of the middle and late baroque, will present a recital at 4 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The program will begin with Dario Castello's Sonata Quarta in D Minor for Two Violins and Basso Continuo and will continue with works by Pietro Locatelli, Domenico Scarlatti, Giovanni Platti and Joseph Bodin do Boismortier. The program will conclude with "Dances from Terpsichore in G" by Michael Praetorius. Les Favorites features Dr. Timothy Lane, professor of music, on the baroque flute; Ivar Lunde Jr., professor emeritus, on the baroque oboe; Lucinda Marvin on the baroque violin; Bradley Johnson, music lecturer, on the baroque violin and viola; Laura Handler on the baroque violoncello; and Nanette G. Lunde, professor emerita, on the harpsichord.
  • Verle Ormsby, senior lecturer of music, will present a faculty recital at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. He will be assisted by Kelly Heidel and Bryan Jaeckle on horns and Barbara Wimunc-Pearson, professor of music, on piano. The recital will open with "Le Rendez-vous de Chasse" by Rossini, as arranged by Hermann Baumann, and continue with pieces by Mozart and Vivaldi. Handel's Concerto in F for Two Horns will open the second half of the program and Two Trios for Three Horns by Frederic Duvernoy will bring the performance to a close.

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