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Musical Events
for the Week of April 7

RELEASED: April 2, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning Monday, April 7. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, April 7:

  • The Oboe Studio of Christa Garvey will perform a joint student recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Students will present selections by Franz Joseph Hayden, Gordon Jacob, Vincenzo Bellini, Edvard Grieg and others. The students will be accompanied on piano by seniors Lindsay Bertz and Leslie Bergmann; juniors Megan Hoffman and Kristen Sward; and sophomore Becky Czubin. Senior Ben Lester will accompany the final selection on percussion.
  • Senior Keith Karns, North Pole, Alaska, will present a trumpet and flugelhorn recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Assisted on piano and organ by Judy Lies, Karns will begin the first half of the recital with Concerto for Trumpet in Eb Major by Johann Baptist Georg Neruda, followed by Suite in D Major by George Frideric Handel and Concerto for Trumpet by Charles Chaynes. The second half of the recital will feature Karns on flugelhorn, along with students of the Nobu Yasuda Jazz Orchestra directed by Nobuyoshi Yasuda, associate professor of music. Selections will include Andrew Neesly's arrangement of Walter Lloyd Gross' "Tenderly," Karns' arrangement of Jonny Carisi and Gil Evans' "Israel," and "Lazy Sunday" by Karns. The recital will conclude with Karns' arrangement of Jimmy Van Heusen's "Here's That Rainy Day."
  • Senior Kimberly Drewiske, De Pere, will present a violin recital at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall. Assisted on piano by Roger Bethard, Drewiske will begin with Johann Sebastian Bach's Sonata No. 1 in G minor. The recital also will feature Violin and Piano Sonata No. 5 in F Major "Spring", Op. 24.

Tuesday, April 8:

  • Senior Paul Saganski, Sun Prairie, will present a horn recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Judy Saganski will assist on piano. The performance will begin with Fantasie, Op. 2 by Franz Strauss, followed by Concert Rondo, K. 371 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Herbert L. Clark's "Bride of the Waves." Following an intermission, the performance will conclude with Saganski's original composition, Suite in D-flat, Op. 7. Saganski will be assisted for the recital by by freshmen Loren Endorf and Kari Bloomquist on trumpet, sophomore Adam Lowe on trombone and sophomore Joe Lasko on tuba.

Wednesday, April 9:

  • Junior Rachel Carter, Waukesha, will present a trombone recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. She will be accompanied on piano by Brian Carter and will begin with Nino Rotas' Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra. Next will be Gabriel Fauré's "Aprés un Reve" and "Aria and Polonaise" by Joseph Jongen. The second half of the recital will begin with Carter's performance of Mozart's Allegro from Symphony No. 13, assisted by The Upper Midwest Trombone Quartet. The recital will conclude with Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, with assistance from The Water Street Brass Quintet.
  • Senior Bethany Van Goor, Fall Creek, will present a harp recital at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Van Goor will begin with Concerto in Bb, Op. 4 by George Frideric Handel; Johann Sebastian Bach's Etude, No. 6; and "La Source" by Alphonse Hasselmans. Next will be Suite of Eight Dances by Carlos Salzedo; Marcel Tournier's Quatre Preludes, Op. 16; and Salzedo's "Chanson Dans La Nuit," with Paula Smith, lecturer of music, on harp. "Suite from The Victorian Kitchen Garden" by Paul Reade will follow, with senior Jennifer Tinberg on clarinet. The recital will conclude with "Entr'acte" by Jacques Ibert with senior Laura Hutchens on violin.

Thursday, April 10:

  • Junior Kristen Sward, Rochester, Minn., and sophomore Mary Zimmerman, Green Bay, will present a piano recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Sward will begin the recital with Mozart's Variations on "Willem van Nassau" and also will present selections by Franz Liszt and Aaron Copland. Zimmerman will perform pieces by Franz Joseph Haydn, Frederic Chopin and Aram Khachaturian.
  • Senior Hayley Nelson, Minneapolis, Minn., will present a cello recital at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Assisted on piano by Lori Cruciani, lecturer of music, Nelson will begin with Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major by J.S. Bach; Alexander Glazunov's Chant du Menestrel, Op. 71; and Suite for Solo Cello by Gaspar Cassado. The second half of the recital will begin with Felix Mendelssohn's String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 13. Nelson will be assisted by senior Peter Chang, sophomore Bethany Webster and junior Martha Seroogy. The recital concludes with Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129 by Robert Schumann.
  • Senior Corey Cunningham, Holmen, will present a composition recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The recital will begin with Cunningham's "Walking into a Tree" with senior Adam Braatz on piano, followed by "Music for a Dark Room" with senior Amanda Spindler on cello and Cunningham on guitar. Next will be "The Gonzo Songs" with junior Kevin Newell on voice and sophomore Brandon Covelli on piano, and "Ellen" with Cunningham on tenor saxophone and Braatz on piano. The recital will conclude with an untitled jazz ensemble piece featuring the UW-Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble I.

Sunday, April 13:

  • The Noon-Time Corner Horner Ensemble, conducted by Verle Ormsby Jr., senior lecturer of music, will perform at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The student ensemble will open with "Amparita Roca" by Jaime Texidor, followed by "Viennese Horn Quartet" edited by William Sharnberg. Next will be "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by J.S. Bach, Arthur Sullivan's "Selections from HMS Pinafore" and "Ave Verum Corpus," K. 618 by Mozart. The ensemble also will perform Johannes Brahms' "Hungarian Dance No. 5"; "Quippery No. 3, Waltz" by Lowell Shaw; and "Dixieland Horns" by Edward "Kid" Ory.

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