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Musical Events
for the Week of March 24

RELEASED: March 14, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning March 24. All events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 25:

  • Freshman Lexi Zunker, Conrath, will present a flute recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Assisted on piano by Penelope Cecchini, professor emerita of music, Zunker will open with Partita in C Minor by J.S. Bach and Sonata in Bb Major by Mozart. Following an intermission, Zunker will continue with "Density 21.5" by Edgard Varése. The recital will conclude with First Sonata for Flute and Piano by Bohuslav Martinu.

Wednesday, March, 26:

  • Sopranos Amy Stanfield, a junior from Lake Geneva, and Allison Wells, a senior from Eau Claire, will present a joint recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Assisted on piano by senior Matthew Lichtenwald, Wells will begin with Mozart's "Voi Avete un Cor Fedele K. 217." She also will present selections by Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt and André Previn. Assisted on piano by junior Johnathan Turba, Stanfield will perform selections by Mozart, Claude Debussy, Franz Schubert, Renick Ross and Stephen Sondheim. The recital will conclude with a joint performance of "The Impresario" by Mozart. Assisting on tenor vocals will be sophomore Jonas Hacker.
  • Ethan Wickman, assistant professor of music, will present a composition recital at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff will perform the featured selections. The recital will open with assistant professor Namji Kim's performance of Wickman's "Forbidden Parallels," followed by "Dos Contraponientes" with associate professor Mitra Sadeghpour as featured soprano performer and professor Barbara Wimunc-Pearson on piano. Next will be Wickman's "Two Impulses for Violin and Vibraphone" with associate professor Nobuyoshi Yasuda on violin and assistant professor Jeffery Crowell on vibraphone. Next will be "The Summer of Fires" featuring baritone Robert Knight, professor of music, and Barbara Young, music lecturer, on piano. The recital will conclude with "Musings and Reminiscences" as performed by the Wisconsin Woodwind Quintet, including professor Tim Lane on flute, assistant professor Christa Garvey on oboe, professor Richard Fletcher on clarinet, music lecturer Verle Ormsby Jr. on horn, and music lecturer Kristine Fletcher on bassoon.

Thursday, March 27:

  • Senior mezzo-sopranos Kristine Becker, Crystal, Minn., and Kathryn Eckes, Maple Grove, Minn., will present a joint voice recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Becker will perform selections by G.F. Handel, Robert Schumann, Georges Bizet, Jake Heggie and Jason Robert Brown. Eckes will perform pieces by Claude Debussy, Reynaldo Hahn, Gioachino Rossini, Pietro Mascagni, Dominick Argento and Jason Robert Brown. Becker and Eckes will join in a duet of "Die Schwestern" by Johannes Brahms and the concluding piece, "Side Show" by Henry Krieger.

Sunday, March 30:

  • The UW-Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Nobuyoshi Yasuda, associate professor of music, will perform at 2 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The program will begin with Divertimento for Strings No. 3 in F Major by Mozart, followed by Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Rhosymedre: Prelude on a Welsh Hymn Tune." The Orchestra also will perform "Aase's Death" from "Peer Gynt" by Edvard Grieg. The concert will conclude with St. Paul's Suite for String Orchestra by Gustav Holst.
  • The music and theatre arts department will feature a faculty recital at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall. The recital will feature performances by soprano Mitra Sadeghpour, associate professor of music, and tenor Mark Mowry, music lecturer, with professor Barbara Wimunc-Pearson and assistant professor Nicholas Phillips accompanying on piano. Sadeghpour and Wimunc-Pearson will perform "Tornami a vagheggiar" by G.F. Handel, "If Thou Art Sleeping Maiden" by Charles Gounod and "Airs chantés" by Francis Poulenc. Mowry and Phillips will perform Franz Schubert's "Auf der Bruck," "Le printemps" by Reynaldo Hahn and "On This Island" by Benjamin Britten.

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