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Musical Events
for the Week of April 14

RELEASED: April 8, 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 14. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, April 14:

  • Senior David Fischer, Richfield, Minn., will present an alto and soprano saxophone recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Assisted on piano by junior Hannah Krier, Fischer will begin with Paul Bonneau's "Caprice en Forme de Valse," Sonata for Soprano Saxophone and Piano by Charles Rochester Young and "Four, for Tango" by Astor Piazzolla. The second half of the program will feature pieces by Urban Carvalho, Leonard Mark Lewis and Jacques Ibert. Assistance also will be provided by Justina Brown on alto saxophone; Ben Cold on tenor saxophone; and Theresa Soules on baritone saxophone.
  • The UW-Eau Claire Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Jeffery Crowell, assistant professor of music, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The students, along with eight guest performers, will perform selections by Scott Johnson, Claude Debussy, Graham Fitkin, Eric Graham, John Cage and Lynn Glassock. Members of the Percussion Ensemble are seniors Jeff Priesmeyer, Deephaven, Minn., and Tyler Bartelt, West Bend; junior Patrick Bedard, Spring Green; and sophomores David Power, Eau Claire, Zach Hines, Balsam Lake, and Christopher Halbauer, Hartford.
  • Soprano Courtney Karns, a senior from North Pole, Alaska, will present a student lecture/recital, "Samuel Barber's Use of the Texts of James Joyce," at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Assisted on piano by senior Kristin Wood, Karns will present Barber's Songs (3) for Voice and Piano, Opus 10, followed by "Solitary Hotel" and "Nuvoletta," Op. 25. The recital will conclude with "Now I have Fed and Eaten up the Rose," Op. 45, No. 1.

Tuesday, April 15:

  • Senior Lauren Zemlicka, Shorewood, and junior Angela Roehl, New London, will present a joint recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The performance will begin with "Diveritmento" by Malcom Arnold and will feature the Classy Gal Trio with Zemlicka on oboe, Roehl on flute and senior Ashley Singer on clarinet. Next will be Sonata for Oboe by Paul Hindemith and "Piece for Oboe and Improvisatory Percussion" by Alec Wilder, with senior Benjamin Lester on percussion. The recital will conclude with Suite for Flute by Claude Bolling, with accompaniment by Lester on percussion, senior Josh Mittendorf on bass and sophomore Brandon Covelli on piano. The recital also will feature piano accompaniment by Sarah Miller and senior Kristin Wood.
  • The student string quartet The Masterstringers will perform at 7:30 in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The performance will begin with String Quartet No. 2 in A Major by Felix Augustus Mendelssohn, followed by Michael McLean's "Two Tangos" and Jimmy Page and Robert Plant's "Stairway to Heaven." The Masterstringers are seniors Hayley Nelson, Minneapolis, on cello, and Peter Chang, Eau Claire,on violin; sophomore Bethany Webster, Shawano, on violin; and junior Martha Seroogy, DePere, on viola.
  • The UW-Eau Claire Chamber Music Ensemble I will perform a joint student recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The concert will feature several group performances and will begin with Gale Force Winds Trio performing "Trion A' Belle" by Carl Frangkiser, a Suite by Juan Antonio Camar and "Fragments" by Robert Muczynski. Next, Saxophone Acumen will perform "Four, for Tango" by Astor Piazolla and "July" by Michael Torke. The concert will conclude with the ensemble Tango performing "Libertango" and "Oblivion" by Astor Piazolla and "Scaramouche: Brasileira" arranged by Darius Milhaud.

Wednesday, April 16:

  • Sophomore Andy Rosevold, Princeton, Minn., and freshman Nicole Brellenthin, Burnsville, Minn., will present a trombone recital, accompanied on piano by sophomore Brandon Covelli and junior Bobbi Geissler, at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Rosevold will begin the performance with "Romance" by Carl Maria von Weber. He also will perform "Elegy for Mippy II" by Leonard Bernstein and Sonata for Trombone and Piano by Eric Ewazen. Brellenthin will present "Fantasy for Trombone" by Malcolm Arnold, "Fantasie" by Sigismund Stojowski and Concertino Op. 45 by Lars-Erik Larsson. The concert will conclude with J.S. Bach's Fugue in g minor and "That's a Plenty" by Lew Pollack. Rosevold and Brellenthin will be assisted on trombone for these last two pieces by sophomores Matthew Hiel and Adam Lowe.
  • Senior Benjamin Lester, Eau Claire, will present a percussion recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The recital will begin with "Toucher" by Vinko Globokar, "Trio per Uno" by Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic and "Fabian Theory" by Nigel Westlake. Next will be Lester's original piece "Empty Cities of the Heart," featuring sophomore Mary Imsdahl and juniors Brian Claxton, Sarah Klein and Matt Gullickson on percussion. The recital also will feature graduate Steven Hobert's "Spirit Dance," with senior Amanda Spindler on cello and sophomore David Power and Gullickson on percussion. Lester will conclude with "Temazcal" by Javier Alvarez.

Thursday, April 17:

  • Sophomore Calvin Grier, Apple Valley, Minn., will present a tuba recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Assisted on piano by Roger Bethard, Grier will begin with four suites from J. S. Bach's Cello Suites, followed by two movements from Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 3 and Vittorio Monti's "Czardas." Next will be Concerto for Bass Tuba by Ralph Vaughan Williams and "Three Furies" by James Grant. The recital will conclude with "Moondance" by John Stevens, with freshman Jesse Orth, senior Douglas Gile and junior Adam Koble assisting on tuba.

Sunday, April 20

  • Verle Ormsby Jr., senior lecturer of music, will present a faculty horn recital at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The program will begin with Concerto in D for Three Horns and Solo Violin by G.P. Telemann, Otto Ketting's "Intrada for Solo Horn" and "Variations of Haydn's Theme" by Yitzak Graziani. Following an intermission, Ormsby will present Alec Wilder's Suite for Horn, Tuba, and Piano. The recital will conclude with "Bipperies" by Lowell Shaw. Ormsby will be assisted on piano by Barbara Young, lecturer of music; on tuba by Jerry Young, professor of music; on horn by Becky Caron and Kelly Heidel; and on violin by senior Mary Heimerman.

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KJ/NW

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