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Musical Events
for the Week of Oct. 16

RELEASED: Oct. 10, 2006

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning Monday, Oct. 16. All events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Oct. 17:

  • Junior Benjamin Lester, Eau Claire, and senior Sean Carey, Lake Geneva, will present a joint percussion recital at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The music of the recital was all composed by Gordon Sumner (popularly known as Sting), with various arrangers. The recital will open with "Fragile," arranged by Kevin Dunz, followed by "Englishman in New York," arranged by senior Ben Herpel-Dobay, Salem, Ore. Arrangements of "Island of Souls," "They Dance Alone" (Cueca Solo) and "Fields of Gold" done by Lester will be performed, as well as Carey's arrangement of "Ghost Story."

Wednesday, Oct. 18:

  • Senior Randall Pingrey, Baraboo, will perform a trombone recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Pingrey will open with Concerto pour Trombone et Orchestre by Henri Tomasi, followed by "Poe Songs" by Gabriel Stockhausen. Pingrey also will perform his own arrangements of Charles Ives' "Thoreau" and Ben Goldberg's "The Because Of." The second half of the concert will include the works of Alexandre Guilmant and Benjamin Britten. The final two selections will be original pieces by Pingrey titled "The Self-Haters: For Anthony Coleman" and "Exotica."

Sunday, Oct. 22:

  • Jerry Young, professor of music, and Barbara Young, lecturer of music, will perform a joint tuba and piano recital at 2 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The recital will feature the music of Maurice Ravel, Thom Ritter George and Ralph Vaughan Williams. The concert will come to a conclusion with Jerry Young's sabbatical report on jazz. The report will include Gershwin's "Summertime," "Georgia on My Mind" by Gorrell and Carmichael and "Doxy" by Sonny Rollins. For the final three pieces, the duo will be joined by Robert Baca, professor of music, on trumpet; Phillip Ostrander, assistant professor of music, on piano; Jeffery Crowell, assistant professor of music, on drums; and Brian Plank on bass.
  • Les Favorites will hold a concert at 4 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The ensemble consists of members Tim Lane, professor of music, on baroque flute; Ivar Lunde Jr., professor emeritus, on baroque oboe; Laura Handler, on baroque violoncello; and Nanette Lunde, professor emerita, on harpsichord. The program will include the work of Bach, Girolamo Frescobaldi and Benedetto Marcello. The second half of the concert will open with Johann Joachim Quantz's Sonata V in E Minor for Flute and Basso Continuo.

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