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Musical Events
for the Week of March 10

RELEASED: March 5, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning March 10. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, March 10:

  • Soprano Nicole Wolf, a sophomore from La Crosse, and tenor Jonas Hacker, a sophomore from Lake Delton, will present a voice recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. They will begin with "Ahi, sciocco mondo" by Claudio Monteverdi and "Fanciulletta ritrosetta" by Marco da Gagliano. Wolf also will present selections by Henry Purcell, Johannes Brahms, Enrique Granados and Darius Milhaud. Hacker will perform pieces by George Frideric Handel, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Charles-Marie Widor and Claude Debussy. The recital will conclude with Wolf and Hacker's performance of Jacque Offenbach's "Love Duet." The recital will be accompanied by sophomore Brandon Covelli on piano.
  • Guest artist Brendan Kinsella will present a piano and lecture recital "The Triumph of Love and Joy: Metaphysical Meaning in Olivier Messiaen's 'Vingt Regards sur l' Enfant-Jésus'" at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Kinsella has performed throughout the United States, Japan and China as a chamber musician, genre recitalist and soloist. He has presented recitals featuring the works of Messiaen, John Cage, Chen Yi and others. In addition to the recital, Kinsella will present a lecture "Trends in American Piano Music from 1970-Present" at 10 a.m. in Phillips Recital Hall. While on campus Kinsella also will meet with composition students and will read their music and discuss ways to write effectively for the piano.

Tuesday, March 11:

  • Senior Lindsay Bertz, Marshfield, will present a piano recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Bertz will begin with "L'Hirondelle" by Claude Daquin, followed by Prelude and Fugue No. 21 in B-Flat Major by Johann Sebastian Bach. Bertz also will perform Sonata No. 2 in F Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and will conclude the recital with Souvenirs Ballet Suite, Op. 28 by Samuel Barber. Bertz will be assisted by senior Kristin Wood.

Wednesday, March 12:

  • Junior Anna Torgerson, Prior Lake, Minn., will present a piano recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall. Torgerson will open with "Musette" by Jean-Philippe Rameau, "Jeux d'eau" by Maurice Ravel and 1st Ballade, Op. 23 by Frederic Chopin. Following an intermission, Torgerson will present Sonata Op. 2 No. 3 in C Major by Ludwig van Beethoven, and conclude with Claude Debussy's "Pour le Piano."

Thursday, March 13:

  • Sophomore Brandon Covelli, Racine, will present a piano recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. He will begin with Fantasia in C Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach and Prelude in F-Sharp Major, Op. 28 and Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op. 66 by Frederic Chopin. Covelli also will perform Alexander Scriabin's Etude in C-Sharp Minor, Op 2 and Etude in D-Sharp Minor Op. 8. The recital will conclude with Sonata No. 1 in F. Minor, Op. 1 by Serge Prokofieff.

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KJ/NW

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