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Musical Events
for the Week of Feb. 2

RELEASED: Jan. 27, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning Feb. 2. All events are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Feb. 4:

  • Guest artist John Savage, will perform a flute recital at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Savage will present a number of original compositions beginning with "Multiphonic Prelude for Solo Flute," followed by "Transition for Solo Flute," "Suite for Flutes" and "After a Long Journey for Flute Alone." Next will be Herbie Nichols' "Solo Flute Improvisation on Valse Macabre" and "Duo for Flute & Drum Set." The recital will conclude with "Undercutter" and "A Moment in Mythica for Solo Flute." Savage is a doctoral candidate in flute performance and improvisation at New York University and teaches flute at Western Oregon University. He was recently commissioned by the National Flute Association to compose a new piece for the 2009 High School Soloists Competition.

Thursday, Feb. 5:

  • Senior Andrea Miller, Brainerd, Minn., will present a tuba recital at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Accompanied on piano by sophomore Nicholas Drayton, Middleton, Miller will begin with Halsey Stevens' "Sonatina," followed by Sonata in A Minor by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and "Emmett's Lullaby" by G.E. Holmes. The second half of the recital will begin with Johannes Brahms' "Hungarian Rhapsody," followed by "Aboriginal Voices" by Neal Corwell and "Dementia" by Andrew Creagh. The recital will conclude with Herbert L. Clarke's "From the Shores of the Mighty Pacific."

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