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Musical Events
for the Week of March 12

RELEASED: March 7, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning Monday, March 12. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, March 12:

  • Senior Mary Heimerman, Shoreview, Minn., on horn and junior Brad March, Minneapolis, on trombone will present a joint student recital at 5 p.m. in the Phillips Recital Hall. Heimerman solos on Dukas' "Villanelle," Stradella's "Aria" and Heiden's Sonata for Horn and Piano. March follows with Arnold's "Fantasy for Trombone," Schuman's "3 Romances, Opus 94" and Bozza's Ballade for Tenor Trombone and Piano. As a duo, Heimerman and March perform "The River is Wide," "Ain't Misbehavin'" and Canzona per sonare No. 4 assisted by Two Rivers Brass; Phil Snyder, Joshua Pauly and Joshua Lee. Their piano accompanists include Emily Weber, Michael Dunphy and Judy Lies

Tuesday, March 13:

  • Gary Don, assistant professor of music, along with nine of his music theory students, will present a recital of student compositions at 7:30 p.m. in the Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Seniors Jessica Wahl, Verona, Katherine Malone, Maplewood, Minn., and Max Athorn; Minneapolis; and juniors David Hurd, Fall Creek, Bethany Van Goor, Fall Creek, Anne Bitney, Shell Lake, Ashley Singer, Muskego, Chris Goltz, Marinette, and John Raymond, Golden Valley, Minn., will perform their compositions as solos, duets or quintets. Examples of the student compositions include "The Sacred Legend of Bugeye McFup," by Bitney, "Bela Serenade" by Malone, "The Poor Blind Man" by Raymond and "Butterfly Scavenger Hunt" by Van Goor.

Wednesday, March 14:

  • Junior Corey Cunningham, Holmen, and senior Michelle Kochan, Fond du Lac, will present a student saxophone recital at 5 p.m. in the Phillips Recital Hall. Cunningham will perform three solos that include "Sonata for B Tenor Saxophone and Piano," "Piece en Forme de Habanero" and "Mai." Kochan will perform "Tableaux De Provence," "Persuasion" and Sonata, Opus 50." Cunningham and Kochan conclude the recital with "Concert Duets, Opus 10." They will be accompanied by Judy Lies and Matt Lichtenwald, on piano, and Catherine Hennesy, on marimba.
  • The Ireland Concert Band, directed by Richard Mark Heidel, with Phil Ostrander as soloist and guest conductor, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Gantner Concert Hall. A variety of pieces will be performed including "Overture of Candide," the traditional Irish "Be Thou My Vision," "Molly on the Shore" and "The Irish Washerwoman." This is the same program the Ireland Concert Band will perform on their upcoming tour of Ireland.

Thursday, March 15:

  • Andrew Brandt, Osseo, will present a piano and organ recital at 5 p.m. in the Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Brandt's two-part program begins with an original composition titled "Impressions from Nature." Other pieces include Chopin's Polonaise in A major Opus 40, No. 1, Respighi's Notturno, and three of Ginastera's 12 American Preludes. Part II of Brandt's program begins with Pachelbel's Toccata in c and e minor and Fugue in d minor. Brandt concludes the recital with Beck's "Lord, Here Am I" arranged by Humber and Carnes.
  • Pianist Hyeson Ahn, a lecturer in music, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall in the Haas Fine Arts Center. The program will begin with parts of two Keyboard Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, followed by Piano Sonata No. 45 in E flat major by Joseph Haydn and "L'isle Joyeuse" by Debussy. The second half of the concert will feature Chopin's Polonaise-Fantasie in A flat and Rachmaninoff's Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor.

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