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Musical Events for the Week of May 2

RELEASED: APril 25, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning Monday, May 2. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, May 2:

  • Senior Jessica Wahl, Verona, will present a violin recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The program will begin with Partita for Solo Violin, No. 3 in E Major by Bach. Samuel Barber's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14 and Fauré's Berceuse for Violin and Piano in D Major, Op. 16 also will be featured. Wahl will be assisted on piano by Roger Bethard.
  • Senior David Temple, Green Bay, will present a tuba recital at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The concert will open with Sonata No. 1 in F by Benedetto Marcello, followed by Alec Wilder's Suite No. 1 for Tuba and Piano. Works by Rodger Vaughan and junior Casey Anderson, Stillwater, Minn., also will be presented. The concert will conclude with "Fnugg" by Øystein Baadsvik.
  • Senior Nicholas Munagian, Wisconsin Rapids, will present a senior viola recital at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Judy Lies will provide piano accompaniment. The program will consist of two longer pieces: Brahms' Sonate No. 1 in f-Moll, op. 120, in four movements, and, following an intermission, Paul Hindeminth's "Der Schwanendreher," a concerto for viola after old folk songs, in three movements.

Tuesday, May 3:

  • Sophomores Jesse Orth, Portage, and Elizabeth Soules, Menomonie, will present a joint student recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Orth will perform on tuba and Soules will play the euphonium. They will be assisted on piano by junior Holly Samson, Elk Mound, and senior Andrei Strizek, Sun Prairie. Orth will open the recital with Thomas Stevens' "Variations in Olden Style (d'apres Bach)" and Soules will follow with "Fantasia for Euphonium and Piano" by Gordon Jacob. Orth will then perform "Six Studies in English Folk-Song" by Ralph Vaughn Williams. The second half of the recital will feature pieces by Bert Truax, Vincent Perichetti and Joseph Horowitz, concluding with Soules and Orth performing Beethoven's Duet No. 1.
  • Jazz Ensemble IV, directed by professor of music Robert Baca, with student director senior Dave Whitman, Menomonie, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall in the Haas Fine Arts Center. The program will open with Henry Mancini's "Blues for Mothers," followed by "Easy Goin" by John Fedchock, "Pavanne" by Gabriel Fauré, and "How High the Moon," by Nancy Hamilton and Morgan Lewis. The second half of the program will feature pieces by Thelonius Monk, Cole Porter, Gil Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo. Individual students will be featured as soloists on the various pieces.

Wednesday, May 4:

  • Soprano Joanna Fulton, a junior from Janesville, and baritone Kyle Robl, a sophomore from Merrill, will present a joint voice recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Fulton will be assisted on piano by freshman Tiffany Torris, Onalaska, and sophomore Emily Anne Weber, Marshfield, will accompany Robl. The program will feature Fulton and Robl performing solo pieces by Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Massenet, Fauré and others. They will conclude the concert with a duet from "Il Campanello di Notte" by Donizetti.
  • The BASSically Brass Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble, directed by Dr. Jerry Young, professor of music, will present a program titled "Music for Young Euphonium and Tuba Ensembles" featuring a selection of works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Bach, Verdi, Brahms, Schubert, Strauss and others. Students will conduct many of the selections.

Thursday, May 5:

  • Senior Terra Stefansky, Waukesha, and junior Jonathan Sunde, Amery, will present a joint voice recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Junior Krista Hebel, Two Rivers, will provide piano accompaniment. Sunde will open the program with "Quel Soave e Bel Diletto" by Domenico Cimarosa, followed by "Quella Fiamma" by Francesco Conti. Stefansky will open with a series of pieces by Austrian composer Hugo Wolf. The rest of the program will feature works by Debussy, Schubert and others. The recital will close with Sunde and Stefansky singing a duet composed by Sunde titled "Two Relationship Stories."

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