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Musical Events
for the Week of Nov. 13

RELEASED: Nov. 6, 2006

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning Monday, Nov. 13. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, Nov. 13:

  • Senior Susan Elsen, La Crosse, will present a vocal recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Elsen will open with "Se dolce m'era gia" by Handel, followed by "Shepherd, leave decoying" by Henry Purcell. She also will perform works by Brahms, Benjamin Britten, Charles Gounod and Georges Bizet. Harvey Schmidt's "A Man and a Woman" and "Wunderbar" by Cole Porter will conclude the concert.

Tuesday, Nov. 14:

  • UW-Eau Claire's Opera Workshop Ensemble, directed by Mitra Sadeghpour, assistant professor of music and theatre arts, and student director C. Max Athorn, a senior from Minneapolis, Minn., will present a Stephen Sondheim Scene Recital featuring music from "Sunday in the Park with George," "Into the Woods," "Sweeney Todd," "Company," "A Little Night Music," "Follies" and "Assassins." The recital, which will highlight the voices of more than 20 students, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Senior Emily Weber, Marshfield, and sophomore Meghan Quinn, Shoreview, Minn., will provide accompaniment. Professor of music Kathryn Proctor Duax provided vocal coaching.

Wednesday, Nov. 15:

  • The UW-Eau Claire Horn Ensemble, conducted by Verle Ormsby Jr., lecturer of music, will present a concert at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The concert will include the music of Ronald Lo Presti, William Byrd, Mendelssohn and others. The ensemble, also known as "The Noon-Time Corner Horners," is comprised of seven UW-Eau Claire horn students.

Thursday, Nov. 16:

  • The members of the flute studio of Tim Lane, professor of music, will join together in a recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall. The event will feature 17 flute students in solo performances, performing the music of Bach, Maurice Ravel, Brahms, Handel and many others. The concert will conclude with Andante and Allegro, a duet by Franz Doppler.
  • Jazz Ensemble IV and Jazz Ensemble V will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Jazz V will open the concert with "Tutti for Cootie" by Duke Ellington and Dean Sorenson's "Rain Delay." The rest of the concert is titled "Basie and Beyond." It will feature the music of those influenced by Count Basie. Composers will include Sammy Nestico, Benny Carter, Frank Foster and Vernon Duke. Jazz V is directed by Robert Baca, professor of music. Jazz IV, also under the direction of Baca, will take the second half of the concert, performing works by Frank Foster, Neil Hefti and Thad Jones. The ensemble also will perform Sammy Nestico's "Magic Flea" and "Danca Ilusoria" from Maria Schneider's "Three Romances." The final selection of the concert will be Vernon Duke's "April in Paris." Junior Adam Braatz, Sun Prairie, will serve as student director of Jazz IV and Stephen Elfstrand as the assistant director for Jazz V.

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