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Musical Events
for the Week of April 23

RELEASED: April 18, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning Monday, April 23. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, April 23:

  • Keith Karns, North Pole, Alaska, will present his senior trumpet recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The first half of the program will include Eugene Bozza's "Rustiques," Maurice Ravel's "Piece en Forme de Habenera" and J. B. Arban's "La Fantaisie et les Variations sur le Carnaval de Vnise" with piano accompaniment by Anne Kubiatowicz. During the second half of the program, Karns will be assisted by seniors Philip Snyder, Hastings, Minn., Joshua Lee, Ladysmith, and Mary Heimerman, Shoreview, Minn. Karns also will be assisted by juniors Corey Cunningham, Holmen, Courtney Doyel, North Pole, Alaska, Bradley March, Minneapolis, Minn., and Kyle Good, Eau Claire; and freshman Andrew Detra, Sun Prairie. The selections will include Josquin des Prez's "Mille Regretz" and Claude Debussy's "Le prlude de Bergamasque Suite." The recital will conclude with Joseph Kosma's "Les Feuilles Mortes."

Tuesday, April 24:

  • Senior David Fischer, Richfield, Minn., will present an alto and soprano saxophone recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of Haas Fine Arts Center. Sophomore Hannah Krier, Brookfield, will accompany Fischer on piano. "Saxophone Acumen," whose members include senior Theresa Soules, Menomonie, junior Justina Brown, Onalaska, and sophomore Ben Cold, Ladysmith, will also assist Fischer. The program will begin with Bozza's Theme and Variations for solitary saxophone followed by Tull's "Sarabande and Gigue." Debussy's Rapsodie for Alto Saxophone and Torke's "July for Saxophone Quartet" will follow. The program will conclude with Creston's Concerto for Alto Saxophone, Op. 26.
  • The Sonora Reed Trio will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The members include Christa Garvey, assistant professor of music, on oboe; Kristine Fletcher, senior lecturer, on bassoon; and Richard Fletcher, professor, on clarinet. The trio is known for their expressive instrumentation. The first half of the program features Erwin Schullhoff's "Divertissement" and Jorge Crdoba's "A Laura y Ellos." The second half of the program will include "Suite of Airs Populaires" by Dsir Dondeyne. The program will conclude with Jacques Ibert's Cinq Pices en Trio.

Wednesday, April 25:

  • Mezzo-soprano Andrea Fuss, a senior from Waupaca, and tenor Kevin Newell, a sophomore from Eau Claire, will present a student voice recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of Haas Fine Arts Center. Senior Tiffany Torris, Onalaska, will accompany Fuss and Newell on piano. Fuss will begin the program with Mozart's "Voi che sapete" from "Le Nozze di Figaro." Newell will follow with Schubert's "Wohin?"and "Mein!" from "Die Schene Mllerin." Fuss will also perform Hugo Wolf's "Verborgenheit," Rencontre, Op. 21, No. 1 by Gabriel Faur and William Bolcom's "Amor." Newell's selections will include "Oh! Quand je dors" by Lalo, Donizetti's "Una furtive lagrima" and Adam Guettel's "How Glory Goes." The program will conclude with Fuss and Newell performing a Jason Robert Brown duet titled "I'd Give It All for You."
  • BASSically BRASS tuba ensemble and the University Trombone Ensemble will present a joint student recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of Haas Fine Arts Center. BASSically BRASS, directed by Jerry Young, professor, music and theatre arts, will begin the program with "Be Thou My Vision." a traditional Irish song. Other BRASS selections will include Enrique Crespo's "Three Milongas" and Bruckner Etude, and Jay Ungar's "Ashokan Farewell." BRASS members include senior Jesse Orth, Portage; and juniors Mike Vallez, Eau Claire, Cayman Waughtel, Lakeville, Minn., Douglas Gile, Baraboo, and Andrea Miller, Brainerd, Minn. Other BRASS members include sophomore Richard Slembarski, Mosinee; and freshmen Eric Whaylen, Duluth, Minn., Calvin Grier, Apple Valley, Minn., and Michael Mitmoen, Middleton. The second half of the program will feature the University Trombone Ensemble directed by Phil Ostrander, assistant professor, music and theatre arts. The ensemble will perform Seven Bagatelles by Figyes, St. Anne's Fugue by Bach and Gombert's "Ave Salus Mundi." The program will conclude with Verdi's "Sanctus from Requiem Mass." Members of the trombone ensemble include seniors Randall Pingrey, Madison, Joshua Becker, Apple Valley, Minn., and Corey Van Sickle, Pigeon Falls; juniors Matthew Tiller, Osseo, Justin Verhasselt, Green Bay, Bradley March, Minneapolis, Minn., and David Hopkins, Eau Claire. Sophomore members are Rachel Carter, Waukesha, Kyle Siegrist, Green Bay, Matthew Hiel, Crystal, Minn., Michael Dunphy, Fond du Lac, and Adam Koble, Waseca, Minn. Freshmen members are Bryce Bielec, Burnsville, Minn., Eric Whaylen, Duluth, Minn., Adam Lowe, Merrimac, and Andrew Rosevold, Princeton, Minn.

Thursday, April 26:

  • Junior Justina Brown, Onalaska, and sophomore Benjamin Cold, Ladysmith, will present a saxophone recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Judy Lies will accompany on piano. Brown will begin the program performing Paul Creston's Sonata for E flat Alto Saxophone and Piano, Op. 19. Cold will follow with Paule Maurice's "Tableaux De Provence." Together Brown and Cold will perform "The Carnival of Venice" by Demersseman. The program concludes with a saxophone quartet by Astor Piazzolla titled "Histoire Du Tango." Seniors David Fischer, Richfield, Minn., and Theresa Soules, Menomonie, will assist on soprano and baritone saxophone.
  • Emily Sapa, associate lecturer music and theatre arts, will present a faculty flute recital at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Philip Everingham will assist on piano. The program will feature Franz Benda's Sonata in F major for flute and piano, Griffes' "Poem for flute and piano," and Milhaud's Sonata in B minor for flute and piano. Other selections include Sonata in B minor for flute and keyboard BWV 1030 by Bach and "Arabesque" by Ronn Yedidia.

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