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Musical Events
for the Week of April 27

RELEASED: April 22, 2009

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

Monday, April 27:

  • Juniors Stephanie Dietz, La Crosse, and Tyler Adam, Chanhassen, Minn., will present a soprano voice and flute recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Dietz and Adam will begin the recital with a joint performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's Cantata No. 209. Dietz also will perform selections by Ludwig van Beethoven, Claude Debussy and Kurt Weill. Adam will perform selections by Michel Blavet and Henri Busser. Senior Kristen Sward will assist on piano for the recital.

Tuesday, April 28:

  • Senior Amy Stanfield, Lake Geneva, will present a soprano voice recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Assisted on piano by senior Johnathan Turba, Stanfield will begin with Mozart's "O Zittre Nicht" and three selections by Robert Burns. Next will be Francis Poulenc's "La Courte Paille," "Arire" by Joseph-Maurice Ravel and Richard Strauss' "Madchenblumen." Stansfield's final two selections will be "The Beauty Is" by Adam Guettel and "The Girl in 14G" by Jeanine Tesori.
  • The UW-Eau Claire Low Brass Quartet will present a joint faculty and student recital at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The recital will include performances by Dmitri Bortnjanski, Felix Mendelssohn, Raymond Premru, Johann Sebastian Bach and others. The Low Brass Quartet includes Phillip Ostrander, associate professor of music, Rodney Hudson, emeritus professor of music, and senior Kyle Siegrist on trombones; and Jerry Young, professor of music, on tuba.

Wednesday, April 29:

  • Senior Johnathan Turba, Platteville, will present a piano recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The performance will begin with Sonata in C minor, Op. 10 by Ludwig van Beethoven. Next will be Frédéric Chopin's Scherzo in B-flat minor, Op. 31. The recital will conclude with Sonata No. 3 in A minor by Sergei Prokofiev.
  • Jazz Ensemble IV and V will present "Generations of Swing" at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The jazz ensembles, directed by Bob Baca, professor of music, will perform selections by Tito Puente, Irving Berlin, Sammy Nestico and others. The concert also will feature student directors, seniors James Geddes, Fond du Lac, and Corey Cunningham, Holmen, for Jazz IV and seniors Brian Handeland, Minneapolis, Minn., and Brian Claxton, Pepin, for Jazz V.

Thursday, April 30:

  • Senior mezzo-sopranos Angela Nieman, Milwaukee, and Andrea Fuss, Waupaca, will present a joint student lecture/recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The recital will begin with Fuss' performance of George Frideric Handel's "Ombra mai fú," followed by "Che faro senza Euridice" by C.W. Gluck, performed by Nieman. Next will be Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Non so piú cosa son," featuring senior mezzo-soprano Stephanie Benson, and Mozart's "Parto, Parto," featuring junior mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Cejpek. The final two selections will be "Faites-lui mes aveux" by Charles Gounod, featuring senior mezzo-soprano Lauren Tompkins, and Neiman's performance of "Chacun á son gout" by Johann Strauss. The recital will be accompanied on piano by freshman Alexander Jacques.

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