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Musical Events for the Week of Dec. 5

RELEASED: Nov. 30, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning Monday, Dec. 5. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, Dec. 5:

  • The UW-Eau Claire Flute Choir will hold a recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. They will perform small ensemble and duet works for flutes, including pieces by Bach, Orlando Lassus and Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. A quartet from the group will close the concert with "Fuga y Misterio" by Astor Piazzolla. The choir is under the direction of Timothy Lane, professor of music.
  • The UW-Eau Claire Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Jeffery Crowell, assistant professor of music, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The ensemble will begin with Steve Reich's "Clapping Music" and George Hamilton Green's "Triplets," as arranged by Bob Becker. They also will perform works by Hans-Gunter Brodmann, Nigel Westlake and Gordon Summer. The final selection will be "Marimba Spiritual" by Minoru Miki.

Tuesday, Dec. 6:

  • Senior Errin Kilgore, Phoenix, Ariz., on cello, and sophomore Mary Heimerman, Shoreview, Minn., on violin, will perform a recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall. Kilgore will open the performance with Giuseppe Sammartini's Sonata in G Major. Heimerman will follow with Sonata No. 1 in G Minor by Bach. Works by Faure and Jean Sibelius also will be featured. The duo will conclude the recital together with a selection by Beethoven.

Wednesday, Dec. 7:

  • The UW-Eau Claire BASSically Brass Ensemble and Trombone Ensemble will hold a joint concert at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall. Under the direction of Jerry Young, professor of music, BASSically Brass will open the concert with Paul Tschnesnokoff's "Salvation is Created," followed by Mozart's Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro." The group's second set of selections will feature three holiday pieces. They will end with "Under the Double Eagle" by Franz Joseph Wagner. The second half of the concert, featuring the Trombone Ensemble, will begin with "Fanfare" by James Kazik. They also will perform Beethoven's "Pathetique Sonata" and "Seven Arrows" by John Harmon. A work originally composed by Hector Berlioz and arranged by Heather Sessler will be presented by the ensemble, and they will end the concert with "Luiza-Csardas" by Ignac Frank. The Trombone Ensemble is conducted by Phillip Ostrander, assistant professor of music.

Thursday, Dec. 8:

  • Sigma Alpha Iota will present a recital at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall. They will open the concert with "Sigma Alpha Iota Chorale" by Margaret Blackburn and "Song for S.A.I." by Ann Schaffert. Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings and Mozart's Concerto for Oboe, I. Allegro aperto also will be featured. The concert will conclude with "So Near, So Dear is S.A.I" by Glad Robinson Youse.
  • The Voice Division Recital will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall. It will feature 16 students from the four voice studios on campus. Works will include "Velvet Shoes" by Mary Howe, Alec Wilder's "Blackberry Winter" and "Slumber Song of the Madonna" by Michael Head. The students also will perform works by Ben Steinberg, Pietro Yon and Hugo Wolf.

Friday, Dec. 9:

  • The annual Holiday Lobby Concert will take place at 11:55 a.m. in the lobby of the Haas Fine Arts Center. This year's concert will feature traditional carols of the season performed by UW-Eau Claire music ensembles.

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