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Musical Events
for the Week of April 30

RELEASED: April 26, 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 30. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, April 30:

  • Junior David Hurd, Fall Creek, will present a piano recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The first half of the program will feature Chopin's Nocturne in C Minor Op. 48 and Mozart's Sonata in C Minor. The second half of the program will include "Funrailles" by Liszt, "Reflets dans l'eau" by Debussy and Morel's Etude de Sonorit No. 2.

Tuesday, May 1:

  • Senior Jesse Orth, Portage, will present a tuba recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Roger Bethard will accompany Orth on piano. Musicians who will assist Orth include seniors John Lydon, Edina, Minn., on trumpet; Charles Willcutt, Bloomington, Minn., on horn, Corey Van Sickle, Pigeon Falls, on trombone and sophomore Heather Patton, Green Bay, on trumpet. The program will begin with Bach's Sonata in E flat. Nocturno, Op. 7 by Strauss and Concerto for Bass Tuba by Williams will follow. The second half of the program will feature Bach's "The Little" Fugue in G minor with Patton, Lydon, Willcutt and Van Sickle assisting Orth. The program will conclude with Broughton's Sonata for Tuba and Piano.
  • Senior Emily Weber, Marshfield, will present an oboe recital at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Weber will be assisted by Lori Cruciani, associate lecturer of music and theatre arts, on piano, and baritone Kyle Robl, a junior from Merrill. The first half of the program will feature Bach's Cantata BWV 82, Piston's Suite for Oboe and Piano and Sonatina for Oboe and Piano Opus 39 by Ivar Lunde Jr., emeritus professor of music. The program will conclude with Williams' Concerto for Oboe and Strings.

Wednesday, May 2:

  • Senior Joshua Becker, Apple Valley, Minn., will present a bass trombone recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Freshmen Alex Chilsen, New Richmond, will assist on piano. Assisting Becker on trombones will be senior Randy Pingrey, Madison; juniors Brad March, Minneapolis, and Justin Verhasselt, Green Bay; and sophomore Matthew Caine, Duluth, Minn. The first half of the program will include Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra by Ewazen and "Variations on 'Dona Nobis Pacem'" by Fetter. The second half of the program will begin with Bozza's "New Orleans." Small's "Conversation for Tenor and Bass Trombones" will feature Pingrey on trombone. The program will conclude with That's the Sound Trombone Quartet playing Thelonius Monk's "Round Midnight."
  • Jazz Ensemble IV, directed by Robert Baca, professor of music, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The concert titled "A Tribute to Count Basie and More " will feature pieces by Basie, Sammy Nestico, Ray Henderson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, John Coltrane, Thad Jones, Herbie Hancock and Duke Ellington.
  • The flute studio of Emily Sapa, associate lecturer of music and theatre arts, will present a joint student recital at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Sophomore Kristen Sward, Rochester, Minn., will assist on piano. The program will begin with sophomore Angela Roehl, New London, performing Hindemith's Sonata Heiter Bewegt. Freshman Becky Czachor, DePere, will perform Schumann's "Romance No. 2." Cantabile et Presto by Enesco will be played by freshman Allison Pittman, Hudson. Junior Anne Bitney, Shell Lake, will perform Baksa's "Monologue: I." Godard's Suite: Allegretto" will be performed by freshman Ashley Przybylski, Pulaski. Freshman Erica Kassner, Suamico, will perform Handel's Sonata in F major. Lucy Marquardt, freshman, Tomah, will perform Faure's "Sicillienne." The first half of the program will conclude with the performance of Martin's "Ballade" by senior Jenny Ritchie, Sun Prairie. The second half of the program will begin with Sward playing Gerhaerdts' Sonatina: Allegro giocoso. Freshman Jerissa Christianson, Eau Claire, will follow with Perilhou's "Ballade." Junior Kira Zeman, Washburn, will perform Suite de Ballet Humoresque & Gavotte. Freshman Nicholas Handahl, Onalaska, will perform DuBois' "Incantation et Danse." Junior Carolann Franke, Weston, will perform "Minuet and Dance of the Blessed Spirits" by Gluck. The program will conclude with a flute duet featuring senior Millie Wicke, Sun Prairie, and junior Katie Salo, Woodbury, Minn., playing Tafannel's "Fantasy on Themes from the Opera 'Mignon.'"

Thursday, May 3:

  • Soprano Katie LeBrun, a senior from Eau Claire, and tenor Reid Larsen, a junior from Waconia, Minn., will present a joint voice recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of Haas Fine Arts Center. Senior Holly Samson, Elk Mound, and sophomore Hannah Krier, Brookfield, will accompany on piano. LeBrun will begin the program with Handel's "Bel piacere from 'Agrippina.'" LeBrun will also perform works by Brahms, Schumann and Poulenc. LeBrun will conclude with Mussorgsky's "Where are you, my little star?" Larsen will perform pieces by Donaudy, including "Sento nel core." Larsen will also perform selections from Schubert's "Die Schne Mllerin." Larsen will conclude with pieces from Britten's "Fish in the Unruffled Lakes."

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