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Musical Events
for the Week of Nov. 5

RELEASED: Oct 31, 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. 5. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, Nov. 5:

  • Senior Mike Vallez, Burnsville, Minn., will present a euphonium recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall. Assisted on piano by community member Roger Bethard, Vallez will open with Johann Sebastian Bach's Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major for Unaccompanied Cello, followed by selections by Vladimir Cosma, and Jules Massenet. Following an intermission, Vallez will perform "Concert Variations for Euphonium and Piano" by Jan Bach, and he will close the recital with Astor Piazzolla's "Two Tangos." Assisting on "Two Tangos" are sophomore Andy Detra, Sun Prairie, on bass; sophomore Brandon Covelli, Racine, on piano; senior Corey Cunningham, Holmen, on electric guitar; senior Mary Heimerman, Shoreview, Minn., on violin; and senior Katie LeBrun, Eau Claire, on accordion.

Tuesday, Nov. 6:

  • Senior Charles Willcut, Bloomington, Minn., will present a horn ensemble at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall. The recital will open with Joseph Haydn's Concerto No. 1, followed by performances of "Valse Triste" by Reinhold Gliere and "Intrada" by Otto Ketting. Following an intermission, Willcut will perform Concerto No. 1 by Richard Strauss. The recital concludes with "Scherzo" by John Cheetham. Willcut will be assisted on piano by 2006 graduate Kristin Bar, Medford; on trumpet by senior John Raymond, Golden Valley, Minn., and sophomore Ashley Vial, Green Bay; on tuba by senior Douglas Gile, Baraboo; and on trombone by junior Kyle Siegrist, Green Bay.
  • Junior Bobbi Geissler, Chippewa Falls, will present a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall. Geissler will open the program with Laudes Domini's "When the Morning Guilds the Skies," with community member Judy Lies assisting on organ. Geissler also will perform selections by Franz Liszt, Robert Schumann and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The recital will conclude with a performance of Andante and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14 by Felix Mendelssohn.

Wednesday, Nov. 7:

  • The UW-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present a harp ensemble recital at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall. Directed by Paula Smith, lecturer of music, the ensemble will open with Smith's arrangement of "Dona Nobis Pacem." Next will be a performance of "Elegy," by K. Moore and "Wild Horsemen," as arranged by Bonnie Biggs, followed by selections by H. Renie, George. Phillip Telemann and Dewey Owens. The group will continue with "Morning Has Broken," arranged by Louise Trotter; "Sakura," arranged by John Escoza; "Simple Gifts," arranged by Daniel Burton; and "Christmas Canon," arranged by J. Whitman. The ensemble will next perform selections by Johann Sebastian Bach and Andrew Lloyd Weber and will conclude the recital with "Tango" by Carlos Salzedo.

Thursday, Nov. 8:

  • Senior Corey Van Sickle, Pigeon Falls, will present a trombone recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall. Assisted on piano by community member Anne Kubiatowicz, Van Sickle will open the recital with Johannes Brahms' "Ach, wende diesen Blick." Next will be a performance of "T-Bone Concerto" by Johann DeMeij. Following an intermission, Van Sickle will close the recital with Victor Ewald's Quintet No. 1. Assisting Van Sickle on Quintet No. 1. will be junior Heather Patton, Green Bay, and senior John Lydon, Edina, Minn., on trumpet; senior Charles Willcutt, Bloomington, Minn., on horn, and senior Jesse Orth, Portage, on tuba.

Sunday, Nov. 11:

  • Verle Ormsby Jr., lecturer of music, will present "The Romantic Horn" at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall. Assisted on piano by Barbara Young, lecturer of music, and on oboe by Christa Garvey, assistant professor of music, the recital will open with Camille Saint-Saens' Morceau de Concert, Op. 94. Ormsby also will perform Notturno, Op. 112 by Carl Reinecke and Arthur Pryor's "Blue Bells of Scotland." Following an intermission there will be a performance of Carl Reinecke's Trio, Op. 88 for Horn, Oboe and Piano.
  • The UW-Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall. Under the direction of Paul Kosower, professor of music, the orchestra will open the concert with "Passacaglia, Death of Falstaff" and "Touch her Soft Lips and Part" from "Henry V" by William Walton. Following will be a performance of J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, and Romance in F major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven, featuring Nobuyoshi Yasuda, associate professor of music, on violin. Following an intermission, the concert will conclude with a performance of Serenade in E major for String Orchestra, Op. 22 by Anton Dvorak.

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KJ/NW

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