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Musical Events
for the Week of Feb. 25

RELEASED: Feb. 19, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning Feb. 25. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, Feb. 25:

  • Senior Benjamin Kunselman, Shell Lake, and junior John Uhrich, Eagan, Minn., will perform an alto saxophone recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Accompanied on piano by community member Judy Lies, Kunselman will perform selections by Paul Creston, Ryo Noda and Roger Boutry. Uhrich will perform pieces by Warren Benson, Eugene Bozza and conclude the recital with Sonata Op. 29 by Robert Muczynski, and a duet of Sonate en Re by Jean-Marie Leclair.

Tuesday, Feb. 26:

  • Senior Matthew Tiller, Osseo, will present a trombone recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Accompanied on piano by junior Johnathan Turba, Tiller will begin with "T-Bone Concerto" by Johan de Meij and Concertino for Trombone, Op. 45 No. 7 by Lars-Erik Larsson. The second half of the recital will begin with Tiller's arrangement of Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune," from "Suite Bergamasque," with Bethany Shuda on harp and junior Matt Gullickson on vibraphone. Tiller also will perform his arrangement of Howard Smith's "Love Lifted Me" and conclude with Anton Bruckner's "Christus factus est 'Granuale'" and Jack Gale's arrangement of "Tiger Rag." For the final three selections, senior Brad March and junior Matt Caine will assist on trombone, and senior Josh Becker will assist on bass trombone.

Wednesday, Feb. 27:

  • Senior Jeffrey Priesmeyer, Deephaven, Minn., will present a percussion recital at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Assisted by senior Tyler Bartelt, junior Robert Hagen, and sophomore Tristan Williams on percussion, Priesmeyer will begin with selections by Achim Christian Bornhoeft, Frederic Rzewski and John Cage. Priesmeyer also will perform Gene Frambough's "The Third Half of the Circle" and Nebojsa Zivkovic's "To the Gods of Rhythm." The recital will conclude with "Twelve" by Eric Guinavan.

Thursday, Feb. 28

  • Senior Katherine Schultz, Coon Rapids, Minn., and junior Emily Worzalla, Madison, will present a soprano voice recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Accompanied on piano by senior Meghan Quinn and sophomore Mary Zimmerman, the recital will begin with selections by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The performance also will include selections by Hector Berlioz, Gabriel Faur, Manuel de Falla, Johannes Brahms and John Jacob Niles. The performance will conclude with two selections by Richard Hundley.

Sunday, March 2:

  • The music faculty members of Clearly Three will present a concert at 2 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The trio includes Richard Fletcher, professor of music, on clarinet; Kristine Fletcher, lecturer of music, on bassoon; and Barbara Wimunc-Pearson, professor of music, on piano. The performance will begin with Kathy Henkel's "Suite Spice" and Double Concerto in B-flat by Franz Anton Hoffmeister. Next will be Ottorino Respighi's Notturno for Piano, Igor Stravinsky's Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet, and "Ooghedy Booghedy for Solo Bassoon" by Ralph Kendrick. The performance will conclude with "Sambata" by Bill Douglas. Clearly Three have performed various times throughout the past 20 years, but officially became a music trio in 2002. The trio recently performed at the 2005 ClarinetFest in Tama-Tokyo, Japan, and for the First Fridays series in Eau Claire. The trio's CD, "Clearly Three Performs Trios from the Twentieth Century," can be found online.

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KJ/NW

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