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Musical Events
for the Week of Oct. 27

RELEASED: Oct. 20, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning Oct. 27. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, Oct. 27:

  • Senior Michelle Kochan, Fond du Lac, will present a student recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Assisted on piano by senior Johnathan Turba, Kochan will begin with "Dance" by Darius Milhaud, "Improvisation 1" by Ryo Noda and "Divertissement" by Pierre Max Dubois. The first half of the recital will conclude with "Aeolian Song" by Warren Benson. Kochan will continue with "Black and Blue" by Barry Cockcroft and "Saxophone Quartet" by Philip Glass. The recital will conclude with "Incidental Music for 'The Importance of Being Earnest'" by Michael Cunningham. For the recital, Kochan will be assisted by seniors James Geddes on alto saxophone, Corey Cunningham on tenor saxophone, Theresa Soules on baritone saxophone and Amanda Spindler on cello.

Tuesday, Oct. 28:

  • Flute Studio I, directed by Timothy Lane, professor of music, will present a joint student recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The recital will begin with junior Becky Czachor, De Pere, performing John La Montaine's "Sonata," followed by seniors Katie Salo, Woodbury, Minn., and Kristen Sward, Rochester, Minn., presenting Concerto in E Minor for Two Flutes by J.B. Boismortier. Next, sophomore Kim Weiss, Middleton, will perform "Mazurka" by J. Doppler, sophomore Lauren Lamers, Appleton, will perform Three Preludes by Robert Mucyinski and sophomore Sarah Bruening, New Berlin, will present Sonata in E Minor by G.F. Handel. The recital will conclude with sophomore Lexi Zunker, Conrath, performing Sonata in A Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach and senior Angela Roehl, New London, performing "Petite Waltz" by A. Caplet.
  • Senior Justin Verhasselt, Green Bay, will present a senior bass trombone recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Assisted on piano by senior Johnathan Turba, Verhasselt will begin with "Monologue" by Jérome Naulais and Concerto for Bass Tuba by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Following an intermission, Verhasselt will continue with Christopher Brubeck's Concerto for Bass Trombone and "The Crimson Collop" by Tommy Pederson. The recital will conclude with "No More Blues" by Antonio Carlos Jobim. For the recital, Verhasselt will be assisted on tenor and bass trombone by senior Joshua Becker and on trombone by seniors Rachel Carter and Kyle Siegrist.

Wednesday, Oct. 29:

  • Flute Studio II, directed by Timothy Lane, professor of music, will perform a joint student recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The 13 students will perform selections by George Friderick Handel, Gabriel Faure, Johann Sebastian Bach and others.
  • The Faculty and Student New Music Ensemble will present "Political Harmony" at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Conducted by James Colonna, lecturer of music, the ensemble will begin with "Elegy for JFK" by Igor Stravinsky. Next will be a solo performance by Timothy Lane, professor of music, of Robert Dick's "Flames Must Not Encircle Sides," followed by an original composition by Ethan Wickman, assistant professor of music: "Political Dissonant for String Trio and Electronics." The recital will conclude with "Coming Together" by Frederic Rzewski.

Sunday, Nov. 2:

  • Les Favorites will perform at 4 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The ensemble consists of Tim Lane, professor of music, on baroque flute; Ivar Lunde Jr., professor emeritus of music, on baroque oboe; Lucinda Marvin, guest artist, on baroque violin; Tulio Rondón, assistant professor of music, on baroque violoncello and viola da gamba; and Nanette G. Lunde, professor emerita, on harpsichord. The program will begin with Sonata VI in G Major for Oboe and Continuo by Johann Christian Schickhardt, Trio Sonata II in D Minor for Flute, Violoncello and Continuo by Jean Barrière and Ciaccona in D Major for Harpsichord by Johann Joseph Fux. The first half of the recital will conclude with Sonata II in C Major for Violin and Continuo by Jean-Marie Leclair. The second half of the program will begin with Pieces de Viole 4e Livre for Viola da Gamba and Continuo by Marin Marais. The final selection for the recital will be Pice en Trio in G Minor for Flute, Oboe, Violin and Continuo by Marin Marais.

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