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Musical Events
for the Week of Oct. 15

RELEASED: Oct. 11, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning Monday,

Oct. 15. All events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Oct. 16:

  • Sophomore Nicholas Handahl, Onalaska, will present a flute recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall. Penelope Cecchini, professor emerita of music, will accompany on piano. Assisting Handahl will be sophomore Craig Heckner, Appleton, on violin, sophomore Christiane Stagg, Kenosha, on viola, sophomore Phil Olson, Sun Prairie, on cello, and junior Angela Roehl, New London, on flute. The recital will begin with a performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Quartette fur Flote, Violine, Viola und Violoncello, KV 285. Handahl also will perform Paul Hindemith's "Kanonische Sonatine fur zwei Floten, Op. 31 No. 3," and "Sonatine" by Darius Milhaud. Following an intermission, there will be a performance of Sonata in A minor for Flute alone by Johann Sebastian Bach. The recital will close with a Sonata by Walter Piston.

Wednesday, Oct. 17:

  • Donald Patterson, professor of music, will present a lecture recital featuring the works of Vincent Persichetti at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall. Marking the 20th anniversary of Persichetti's death, the recital will feature a PowerPoint display of scores, sound clips, and performances by Patterson presenting excerpts of the composer's music moving from elementary to the more complex works. The presentation will include a survey of Persichetti's work with the following: solo piano works, pedagogical works, advancing and advanced works, the 12 sonatas, and works for more than two hands. Patterson has had a lifelong interest in Persichetti's work and has made recordings of all of his music.

Thursday, Oct. 18:

  • The Oboe Studio of assistant professor of music Christa Garvey will present a recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall. The recital will begin with sophomore Rebecca Czubin, New Richmond, performing Concerto for Oboe in C Minor by Alessandro Marcello. Following will be a performance by freshman Denelle Chapman, Wauwatosa, and senior Charis Boersma, Wild Rose, on piano, of "Gavotte and Presto" by Michael Head. Sophomore Kelsey Seline, Eagan, Minn., will perform Vincenzo Bellini's Concerto for Oboe with junior Jesse Traner, Scandia, Minn., on piano. The recital also features junior Emily Mueller, Port Washington, on piano, performing Paul Hindmith's Sonata for Oboe, and Boersma with "Six Metamorphoses for Oboe" by Benjamin Britten. Next will be senior Tim Baumann, River Falls, performing "Evocations" by Henri Tomasi. Following will be Stanislas Verroust's 3rd Solo de Concert with senior Lauren Zemlicka, Shorewood, on oboe, and junior Kristin Wood, Black River Falls, on piano. The final performance of Francis Poulenc's Sonata for Oboe and Piano will feature senior Ashley Singer, Muskego, on oboe, and junior Kristin Sward, Rochester, Minn., on piano.

Sunday, Oct. 21:

  • Guest Pianists Matthew Gianforte, Gregory Martin, and Kazuha Nakahara will perform the music of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg at 2 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall. (See Oct. 9 release.)
  • The 2007 Upper Midwest Trombone Summit will take place at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall. Prior to the featured concert, a pre-show performance by the Select High School Trombone Ensemble will take place in Haas Fine Arts Center Lobby. The ensemble, conducted by Adam Boll, will perform Franz Joseph Haydn's "Achieved is the Glorious Work" with Phillip Ostrander, assistant professor of music, as guest conductor. The ensemble also will perform Adagio from Symphony No. 3 by Camille Saint-Saens. The UW-Eau Claire Trombone Ensemble, under the direction of Phillip Ostrander, will officially kick things off with a performance of "Finlandia" by Jan Sibelius. The ensemble also will perform "Aria and Dance" by Thom Ritter George, "Funeral March," by Edward Grieg, and "Galop" by Dmitry Shostakovich. The Lawrence University Trombone Ensemble, directed by Nick Keelan, will take the stage next with a performance of "Fanfare" by Fred Sturm, excerpts from "The Damnation of Faust" by Hector Berlioz and "Thaxted" by Gustav Holst. The ensemble will close with "Do What You Wanna" by Rebirth Brass Band. The University of Minnesota Trombone Ensemble, directed by Tom Ashworth, will perform selections by Josquin des Prez, Wilbur Sudmeier, Giovanni Gabrieli and Hoagy Carmichael and will close with "Grand Canyon Octet" by Eric Ewazen. The Faculty Trombone Ensemble will perform "The Barber of Seville" by Gioachino Rossini, with Rodney Hudson, emeritus professor of music, as guest conductor and will feature soloist Mark Fisher, performing artist and instructor of trombone at DePaul University in Chicago. Select Trombone Ensemble will perform "Fanfare and Bone Dances for Bob" by Gary Gilroy, featuring Fisher. The Massed Trombone Ensemble will close the concert with selections by Giovanni Gabrieli, Richard Wagner and "Marsch, Frische, Ganze Kompagni" by V.E. Becker.

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