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Musical Events
for the Week of Oct. 22

RELEASED: Oct. 16, 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. 22. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, Oct. 22:

  • UW-Eau Claire euphonium and tuba students will present Part I of the 24th annual OcTUBAfest at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall. The concert will open with the world premiere of "The Agony of the Cyclops," conducted and composed by M.B. Mitmoen, followed by "Lyric Suite" by Donald White. The concert also will feature the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Capuzzi, Jim Self and Ludwig Van Beethoven. The concert will conclude with the world premiere of "Bassblowaz Club Tuba Quartet" by Jon Sass.
  • Part II of OcTUBAfest will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The second portion will consist of performances by UW-Eau Claire euphonium and tuba students. The concert will open with "Ludus" by Vaclav Nelhybel. The concert also will include performances of selections by David Gillingham, William Presser, Johann Sebastian Bach and John Stevens. The concert will conclude once again with a performance of "Bassblowaz Club Tuba Quartet" by Jon Sass.

Tuesday, Oct. 23:

  • Guest Artists Valerie Errante, soprano, and pianist Jeffry Peterson, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will present "Songs of Love and Longing: New American Art Song" at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall. Errante, a professor of voice, and Peterson, associate professor of music, will open their program with a performance of John Duke's "Aubade." Following will be performances of Charles Ive's "Feldeinsamkeit" and "Ilmenau," Charles Griffes' "Auf geheimem Waldespfade," "Idylle" by Edward MacDowell and "Deine Blumen" by Amy Cheney Beach. Also featured will be performances of Stephen Paulus' "Songs of Love and Longing," "Eros Reminisced: four songs on texts by Cavafy" by Yehuda Yannay, and "Five Love Songs" by Henry Mollicone. The recital will conclude with a performance of Libby Larsen's "Cowboy Songs."

Thursday, Oct. 25:

  • Senior Tiffany Torris, Onalaska, will present a piano recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall. The performance will begin with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Rondo in D Major K. 485, and Premiere Ballade Op. 23 by Frederic Chopin. Torris also will perform Serenade Op. 3 No 4 and Polichinelle Op. 3 No. 3 by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Sunday, Oct. 28:

  • Paul Kosower, professor of music, will present an organ and cello recital at 2 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall. Kosower will open the program with "Festival Fanfare for Organ" by Charles Callahan. Next will be performances of "Rhapsody" by Herbert Howells, and Marcel Dupre's "Cortege et Litanie." Assisted on organ by community member Janinne Kauffman, Kosower will perform "When in the Hour of Utmost Need" by Johann Sebastian Bach, and Charles Callahan's "Meditation on Adoro te Devote" on cello. Next will be a performance of Louis Vierne's "Carillion de Westminster." Following an intermission, Kosower will perform "Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach. Next will be performances on cello of "Piere" by C. Saint-Saens, and "Apres un Reve" by Gabriel Faure, with Kauffman assisting on organ. The recital will conclude with a performance of Sixth Symphony for Organ by Charles Marie Widor.
  • Associate professor of music Daniel Newman, tenor, will present a faculty recital at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall. Assisted on piano by Barbara Young, lecturer in music, and on French horn by Verle Ormsby Sr., lecturer in music, Newman will begin with a performance of "Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings" by Benjamin Britten. Following an intermission, Newman will perform Franz Schubert's "Der Musensohn," and Roger Quilter's "The Twins." The recital will close with Libby Larson's "A Pig in the House" and "Jazz at the Intergalactic Nightclub."

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