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Musical Events
for the Week of Oct. 20

RELEASED: Oct. 14, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning Oct. 20. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, Oct. 20:

  • Senior Jim Skaleski, Brookfield, will present a clarinet recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Assisted on piano by Roger Bethard, Skaleski will begin with "Solo de Concours" by André Messager and Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by Aaron Copland. Following an intermission, Skaleski will continue with "Benny's Gig-8 Duos for Clarinet and Double Bass" by Morton Gould and "Four Characteristic Pieces" by William Hurlstone. The recital will conclude with "Clarinet Polka" arranged by Herman A. Hummel. Skaleski will be assisted by seniors Mike Steen on double bass, and Stephanie Schiefelbein and Jennifer Tinberg on clarinet.
  • Senior Jim Geddes, Fond du Lac, will present a saxophone and clarinet recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Assisted on piano by Roger Bethard, Geddes will begin with John Williams' "Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Piano," "Divertimento for Alto Saxophone and Marimba" by Akira Yuyama and "Out of the Cool for Saxophone and Piano" by David Heath. Following an intermission, Geddes will continue with Eddie Daniels Suite by Michael Garson and "Snapdragon" by Miriama Young. The recital will conclude with Geddes' arrangement of Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies."

Tuesday, Oct. 21:

  • The UW-Eau Claire Voice Area Recital, comprised of several students from voice studios in the music department, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Twelve students will perform selections by Richard Strauss, John Duke, Ludwig van Beethoven, Lee Hoiby, Gustave Mahler and others.

Wednesday, Oct. 22:

  • UW-Eau Claire euphonium and tuba students will present Program I of the 25th annual OcTUBAfest at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The concert will begin with "Power" by John Stevens, followed by W.J. Bell's arrangement of Johann Sebastian Bach's "Air and Boureé" and Glenn Smith's arrangement of J.E. Barat's "Introduction and Dance." The concert also will feature selections by Antonio Capuzzi, Alexandre Guilmant, Giulio Marco Bordogni and others. Also featured will be the world premiere performance of Hip-nosis for Tuba and Marimba by UW-Eau Claire student composer and tubist Michael B. Mitmoen.
  • Program II of OcTUBAfest, also featuring UW-Eau Claire euphonium and tuba students, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The concert will open with "Power" by John Stevens and selections from Concerto in B-flat Major by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The concert also will feature selections by Thomas Stevens, Vincent Persichetti, Sergei Rachmaninoff and others. The second half also will include the world premiere performance of "Lovin'" by Mitmoen.

Sunday, Oct. 26:

  • The UW-Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Nobuyoshi Yasuda, associate professor of music, will present a concert at 2 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The concert will begin with Divertimento in D major by Wolfang Amadeus Mozart. The piece includes a group of works known as the "Salzburg" symphonies and features the string section. Next will be a performance John Rutter's Suite for Strings. This piece is performed in four movements, each based on a popular folk song. The concert will conclude with "The Red Pony" by Aaron Copland. The piece will include four sections of music from the movie of the same title, which was based on the novella by author John Steinbeck.
  • The Noon-Time Corner Horners horn ensemble will present a concert at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The student ensemble will open the concert with "America the Beautiful" by Samuel A. Ward, followed by "Country Pictures" by Vassily Brandt and Frank Clarks "St. Hubert's Hunting Song." Next will be "La Chasse" by John Barrows, Divertimento #2 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "Pirates of Penzance Pastiche" by W.S. Gilbert, "Fuge" by Froydis Ree Wekre and Lowell Shaw's "Trippery #1."

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