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Musical Events
for the Week of April 28

RELEASED: April 22, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical or dance performances the week beginning Monday, April 28. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, April 28:

  • Senior John Lydon, Edina, Minn., will present a trumpet recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Assisted on piano by Anne Kubiatowicz, Lydon will begin with Concerto in E-Flat by Johann Nepomuk Hummel and "Quiet City" by Aaron Copland. The second half of the recital will begin with Quintet No. 1 by Victor Ewald. Lydon will be assisted by the Twin Rivers Brass. The recital will conclude with Herbie Hancock's "Cantaloupe Island."
  • Senior Adam Braatz, Sun Prairie, will present a jazz recital at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The first half of the program will feature selections by Chick Corea, including "Ritual," "500 Miles High," Braatz's arrangement of "Got A Match?" and an original composition by Braatz, "Duty Free." The second half of the recital will begin with "Product of Fear" by Braatz, "Spain" by Corea and Braatz' arrangement of Corea's "Nite Sprite." The recital will conclude with "Spiral Dance" by Keith Jarrett. Braatz will be assisted by The Adam Braatz Electric Ensemble.
  • The University Band, under the direction of Randal Dickerson, associate professor of music, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The band will open the performance with "The Hounds of Spring" by Alfred Reed, followed by "Yorkshire Ballad" by James Barnes and "Into the Joy of Spring." By James Swearingen. The band also will perform Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo by Malcolm Arnold, conducted by senior Matthew Tiller, Osseo, and "To the Summit" by Robert W. Smith. The concert will conclude with "Handel in the Strand" by Percy Grainger.

Wednesday, April 30:

  • Jazz Ensemble IV and Jazz Ensemble V, directed by Bob Baca, professor of music will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Jazz Ensemble V will begin the program with "Red Tape Blues" by Geoff Keezer, followed by "Dolphin Dance" by Mike Crotty, "Dr. Straightlady" by Frank Mantooth and "Witch Craft" by Jamey Simmons. Jazz Ensemble V will close with "4, 5, 6" by Frank Foster. Seniors Jim Geddes, Fond du Lac, and Josh Becker, Apple Valley Minn., will be assistant directors for the performance. Jazz IV will showcase five pieces by Sammy Nestico: "Basie Straight Ahead," "Switch in Time," "That Warm Feeling," "Lonely Street" and "Magic Flea." The concert will conclude with "The Queen's Suite" by Duke Ellington." Senior Keith Karns, North Pole Alaska, will be the assistant director for the performance.

Thursday, May 1:

  • Mezzo-soprano Lauren Tompkins, a senior from Eau Claire, and tenor Chris Goltz, a senior from Marinette, will present a voice recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The recital will begin with a joint performance of "Soon It's Gonna Rain" and "They Were You" by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. Tompkins also will perform "The Serpent" by Ned Rorem, "Philis" by Déodat de Séverac, "Traumgekront" by Alban Berg and "Of Gods and Cats" by Jake Heggie. Goltz will perform "Autumn Evening" by Roger Quilter, "Quatre Poemes de Guillaume Apollinaire" by Francis Poulenc, and selections from Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeny Todd." For the final selection, Tompkins and Goltz will perform "Anything You Can Do" by Irving Berlin. Tompkins will be assisted on piano by junior Johnathan Turba and Goltz will be assisted on piano by senior Meghan Quinn.

Friday, May 2:

  • Senior Sarah Chmielewski, Eau Claire, will present her senior dance recital at 7:30 p.m. in Kjer Theatre. The performance will feature ten original dances showcasing her achievements in choreography, ballet, modern dance, jazz and tap. The program will begin with "Jewelry Box Dancers" set to the song "Where or When" by Patrick Williams. Chmielewski will join four dancers in performing the piece, and was assisted in choreography by senior Jamie Mesang. Following will be "Lady Air, Breathe," "The Bread Dance," "Love Hurts Discourse" and "Salutations Sun." The second half of the recital will begin with "MoLegro"; "Out Through the In Door," with assistance on choreography from senior Brent Bergstrom; "Conflicts and Connections";and "Reclaiming Moonlight." The performance will conclude with "Inner Landscapes."

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