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Dr. Phil Ostrander to Perform for
Summer Music Series at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: July 17, 2007

Dr. Phillip Ostrander
Dr. Phillip Ostrander

EAU CLAIRE — Dr. Phillip Ostrander will present a free concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 22, in Phillips Recital Hall of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Haas Fine Arts Center.

The concert, part of the Summer Sounds Series of faculty recitals, will include the "Fantasy in B Minor" by G. P. Telemannn, originally written for flute and transcribed for trombone. Also on the program is "Romance" by Axel Jorgensen, the Concerto in A Minor by Christian Gouinguene and the concert waltz "Thoughts of Love" by Arthur Pryor. Ostrander will be accompanied by pianist Dr. Beverly Soll for the first half of the program.

The second half of the program will consist of selected jazz standards, and students from the university jazz program will accompany Ostrander.

Ostrander, who is starting his fifth year at the UW-Eau Claire, teaches trombone and conducts the Symphony Band. He is a member of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra and is jazz faculty at the Shell Lake Arts Center. He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music. Prior to his work at Eau Claire, Ostrander taught at the State University of New York-Geneseo and Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas.

Dr.. Beverly Soll
Dr. Beverly Soll

Soll holds bachelor and master's degrees in piano from the University of Illinois and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Maryland. She has been a member of the faculties of the State University of New York-Geneseo, George Mason University and Wayne State College and has presented performances throughout the United States and in Germany. Scholarly publications include articles on Aaron Copland and Max Reger, a three-volume collection of arias from the operas of African American composer William Grant Still, and a 2005 comprehensive book on Still's operas, "I Dream a World," published by the University of Arkansas Press. Soll is currently arts/special events coordinator at UW-Eau Claire, pianist for the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra and an active free-lance pianist throughout the region.

The Summer Sounds Series provides an opportunity for Eau Claire audiences to hear quality classical music in the summertime and to interact with musicians from the faculty and staff. The atmosphere is casual and informal.

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