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Musical Events
for the Week of Dec. 3

RELEASED: Nov. 28, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning Monday, Dec.3. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, Dec. 3:

  • Senior Theresa Soules, Menomonie, will present an alto and baritone saxophone recital at. 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall. Assisted on piano by junior Rick Slembarski, Mosinee, Soules will open the performance with "Blue Caprice" by Victor Morosco and Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano, Op. 29 by Robert Muczynsky. Next will be John Cage's "Four," with assistance by Saxophone Acumen and Sax Pistols, two UW-Eau Claire music ensembles. Following an intermission, Soules will continue with Libby Larsen's "Bid Call," with junior Amanda Spindler, Manitowoc, assisting on cello. Soules also will perform Barry Cockcroft's "Black and Blue" and will conclude with Steven Galante's "Saxsounds I: Sealed with a Kiss," with assistance by Saxophone Acumen.
  • The UW-Eau Claire Percussion Ensemble will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall. Under the direction of Jeffery Crowell, assistant professor of music, the ensemble will open with "Grand Tour" by Gerry Mulligan and "Ku-ka-ilimoku" by Christopher Rouse. Next will be Ben Lester's "White Cloud," followed by "Nanafushi" by Tetsuro Naito. Following an intermission, the ensemble will perform "Music for Pieces of Wood" by Steve Reich and conclude with Jess Monkman's "Rite of Passage." The concert will feature seven ensemble members and eight guest performers.

Tuesday, Dec. 4:

  • Senior Claire Tiller, Fridley, Minn., will present a bassoon recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall. Accompanied on piano by senior Matt Lichtenwald, Fond du Lac, Tiller will open the program with a sonata by Romeo Cascarino, followed by Launy Grndahl's "Koncert for Fagot." Following an intermission, Tiller will continue with Malcolm Arnold's "Fantasy for Bassoon" and "4 Stücke" by Paul Hindemith, with senior Hayley Nelson, Minneapolis, assisting on cello. The recital will conclude with "Cinq Pièces en Trio" by Jacques Ibert, with senior Tim Baumann, River Falls, assisting on oboe and junior Jennifer Tinberg, Chanhassen, Minn., on clarinet.
  • The Wisconsin Woodwind Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall. The performance will begin with Pierre Max Dubois' "Fantasia" and "La Cheminée du Roi Réne " by Darius Milhaud. Following an intermission, the Quintet will perform John Barrows' "March" and will conclude with "Quintet" by Walter Piston. The Wisconsin Woodwind Quintet are professor of music Tim Lane, on flute; assistant professor of music Christa Garvey, on oboe; professor of music Richard Fletcher, on clarinet; senior lecturer of music Kristine Fletcher, on bassoon; and senior lecturer of music Verle Ormsby Jr., on horn.

Wednesday, Dec. 5:

  • Senior soprano Courtney Karns, North Pole, Alaska, and junior soprano Angela Nieman, Milwaukee, will present a voice recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall. The recital will open with Karns' performance of George Frideric Handel's "Vinto é l' Amor." Karns also will perform Emilie Paladilhe's " Psyché," "Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5: Aria"(Cantilena) by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Robert Schumann's "Mit Myrten und Rosen" and "Nuvoletta" by Samuel Barber. Nieman will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's " Non so più cosa son," Robert Schumann's "Der Nussbaum," "Lamento" by Henri Dupare, "Do I love you more than a day?" by Ned Rorem, and "Heart, we will forget him!" by Aaron Copland. Karns and Nieman will conclude the recital with a joint performance of Mozart's "Via resti servita" from his opera "The Marriage of Figaro."
  • BASSically BRASS and the Trombone Ensemble will present a joint fall concert at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall. Under the direction of Jerry Young, professor of music, BASSically BRASS will open with "Canzone XXX" by Samuel Scheidt, followed by John Stevens' "Adagio." The ensemble will conclude the first half of the concert with Toccata and Fugue in d minor by J.S. Bach. The second half of the concert will feature the Trombone Ensemble, under the direction of Phil Ostrander, assistant professor of music. They will open with "How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place" by Johannes Brahms. Next will be "Aria and Dance" by Thom Ritter Georg featuring senior soloist Corey Van Sickle, Pigeon Falls, followed by "Bruckner Etude" by Enrique Crespo, and Van Sickle's arrangement of the Finale from Dmitri Shostakovich's "The Bolt." Van Sickle will guest conduct for this piece. The concert will conclude with an arrangement by sophomore Adam Lowe, Merrimac, of Georges Bizet's Overture to "The Pearl Fishers."

Thursday, Dec. 6:

  • Junior mezzo-soprano Stephanie Benson, Mankato, Minn., will present a voice recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall. Benson, along with guest soprano senior Danielle Velie, Osseo, will open with Claudio Monteverdi's "Pur ti miro, pur ti godo." Next Benson will perform "Abendempfindung" and "Als Luise di Briefe" by W.A. Mozart. Following will be a performance by guest soprano junior Amy Stanfield, Lake Geneva, of Dominik Argento's "Spring." Benson then will perform "A Charm of Lullabies" by Benjamin Britten, featuring five different lullabies. Guest tenor junior Nels Urtel, Mankato, Minn., will present "Après un Rêve" by GabrielFauré, followed by Benson's performance of Claude Debussy's"Les Cloches"and "Éventail." The recital will close with Benson and Velie performing "The Dead Living," a composition by junior Kyle Robl, Merrill. Senior Matthew Lichtenwald, Fond du Lac, will provide piano accompaniment for the recital.

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