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Musical Events
for the Week of Nov. 19

RELEASED: Nov. 15, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning Monday, Nov. 19. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, Nov. 19:

  • Various small groups from the UW-Eau Claire Wind Chamber Ensemble II will perform at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall. The concert will begin with Franz Joseph Hayden's "Achieved Is the Glorious Work" and Suite for Four Trombones, Op. 82, by Flor Peeters. Next will be performances of "Emily Kate" by Lennie Niehaus, "The Little Shepherd" by Claude Debussy and "Golliwogg's Cake Walk," arranged by Elaine Zajac. The ensemble will perform "Canzona Bergamesca" by Samuel Scheidt, Malcolm Arnold's "Three Shanties for Woodwind Quintet," "Exaltation" by Brian Balmages, and Johan Herman Schein's Centone No. 7. The performance also will feature Concert en Quatuor by Jeanine Rueff and Introduction and Rondo for Clarinet Choir by Gordon Jacob, conducted by Stephanie Schiefelbein. The concert will conclude with Fugue from "Le Tombeau de Couperin" by Maurice Ravel, conducted by Richard Fletcher, professor of music. The selections will feature a variety of brass and woodwind instruments.

Tuesday, Nov. 20:

  • Senior clarinet student Jim Skaleski, Brookfield, and junior saxophone student Brian Handeland, Minneapolis, will present a recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall. The recital will begin with Duo for Clarinet and Alto Saxophone by Gordon Jacob. Next, Handeland will present Sonata in One Movement, Opus 49, by UW-Eau Claire music emeritus Ivar Lunde Jr. Skaleski will then perform Robert Schumann's Fantasy-Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, Opus 73. Following an intermission, Handeland and Skaleski will perform music emeritus Michael G. Cunningham's "Three Inventions for Two Like-Saxophones," followed by Handeland's performance of Lawson Lunde's Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano. Skaleski then will perform "Immer Kleiner" ("Always Smaller") by Adolph Schreiner. The recital will close with Handeland and Skaleski performing Concerto for Two Clarinets in E-Flat Major, Opus 35, by Franz Krommer.

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