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Musical Events For the Week of April 4

RELEASED: March 29, 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 4. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, April 4:

  • Sophomore Keith Karns, North Pole, Alaska, will present a trumpet recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Karns will be assisted on trumpet by junior Paul Stodolka, Apple Valley, Minn., senior Ryan Cavis, Hastings, Minn., and freshman John Raymond, Golden Valley, Minn. Sophomore Adam Braatz, Sun Prairie, and junior Holly Samson, Elk Mound, will assist on piano. Karns will begin the concert with Handel's Suite in D Major and continue with Johan Nepomuk Hummel's Concerto in Eb Major. The second half of the concert will feature Frank Simon's arrangement of "Carmen Fantasy," from Bizet's opera; two pieces by Mahler, from the Third Symphony and "Youth's Magic Horn"; and Cyril Squire's "Intrada."
  • The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Percussion Ensemble will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The program will open with "Toccata" by Carlos Chavez, followed by John Bergamo's "Pire Bole." The second half of the concert will begin with "Effegonetrom" by Max Leth. Other composers to be featured in the performance are Steve Reich and Bela Fleck. "Overture," a song by Bjork, will be performed as adapted and arranged by Jeff Crowell. The concert will conclude with Carl-Axel Hall's "Drum Song." Members of the ensemble are senior Margaret Bailey, Edwardsville, Ill.; senior Brittany Borofka, Crandon; senior Amy Bowen, Chippewa Falls; freshman Ben Brooks, Wausau; junior Catherine Hennessy, Woodville; sophomore Andrew Sazama, Chippewa Falls; sophomore Elliot Weiner, Rogers, Minn.; and senior Ryan Wilson, Chippewa Falls.

Tuesday, April 5:

  • Junior Reidun Henrickson, West St. Paul, Minn., will present a voice recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Henrickson will be assisted on piano by senior Maggie Hartzheim, Green Bay. The program will open with "If Music Be the Food of Love" by Henry Purcell and will continue with pieces by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Mozart, Gabriel Faure, Gustave Charpentier and Richard Hundley. The concert will conclude with Jake Heggie's "Joy Alone."

Wendesday, April 6:

  • Senior Ryan Cavis, Hastings, Minn., and junior Paul Stodolka, Apple Valley, Minn., will present a joint trumpet recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Senior Andrei Strizek, Sun Prairie, will provide piano accompaniment. Cavis will open the concert with Sonata for Trumpet and Piano by Halsey Stevens, and Stodolka will follow with Kent Kennan's Sonata for Trumpet. The second half of the concert will feature Cavis performing Claude Bolling's "Toot Suite" and Stodolka with Malcolm Arnold's Trumpet Concerto. To conclude the concert, Cavis and Stoldolka will be joined by sophomore Keith Karns, North Pole, Alaska, and freshman John Raymond, Golden Valley, Minn., on "Canzon Cornetto" by Samuel Scheidt.
  • The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Trombone Ensemble will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Seventeen students will perform works by Giovannia Gabrieli, Jean Sibelius, Franz Schubert, Franz Joseph Haydn and more. Various students will be featured in solo performances and several trombone ensembles also will perform.

Thursday, April 7:

  • Junior Joshua Lee, Ladysmith, will present a tuba recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Sophomore Emily Weber, Marshfield, will provide piano accompaniment. The first half of the recital will feature Ralph Vaughan Williams' Concerto for Bass Tuba and "Fantasy for Tuba" by Malcolm Arnold. The second half of the recital will feature Alec Wilder's six-part Suite No. 1 for Tuba and Piano, also known as the "Effie Suite," and Walter Hilgers' arrangement of "Csarda" by Vittorio Monti.

Sunday, April 10:

  • The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra will present their spring concert at 2 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The program will begin with J. S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major. The second half of the concert will feature Symphony No. 86 in D Major by Joseph Haydn. This work is known as one of Haydn's "Paris Symphonies," composed in 1786 and first performed in Paris the following year. The University Chamber Orchestra was formed in 1975. The ensemble is conducted by Paul Kosower, professor of music.
  • The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire voice faculty will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The members of the ensemble are soprano Mitra Sadeghpour, assistant professor of music and theatre arts; baritone Robert Knight, professor of music; mezzo-soprano Kathryn Proctor Duax, professor of music; and tenor Daniel Newman, associate professor of music. Barbara Young, music lecturer, will provide piano accompaniment.

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