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Musical Events
for the Week of March 9

RELEASED: March 3, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning March 9. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, March 9:

  • Senior Rachel Carter, Waukesha, will present a tenor and alto trombone recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Carter, assisted on piano by Brian Carter, will begin with John Kenny's Fanfare for Solo Trombone, followed by Concerto per Trombone by G. Christoph Wagenseil, "Serenad" by Franz Schubert and "Hommage a Bach pour Trombone et Piano" by Eugene Bozza. The recital's will begin with Concerto pour Trombone et Orchestra by Henri Tomasi and "Crucifixius" by Antonio Lotti. The final selection will be Fugue in D Minor by J.S. Bach. For the final two pieces, Carter will be assisted on trombone by senior Kyle Siegrist and sophomore Nicole Brellenthin, and on bass trombone by senior Andrew Bader.
  • Senior Brian Claxton, Pepin, will present a percussion recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The recital will begin with "Rebonds B" by Iannis Xenakis; "Snapdragon" by Miriama Young, with senior Jim Geddes on baritone saxophone; and Emmanuel Sejourne's "The Martians Tribes mvt. II," with senior Matt Gullickson and juniors Mary Imsdahl and Peter Hanson on percussion. The second half will include Etude 37, an original composition by Claxton and "Tribecca Sunflower" by Julie Spencer, with Gullickson, Imsdahl and senior Kyle Good on percussion. The recital will end with "Those Who Wait" by Tommy Emmanuel.

Tuesday, March 10:

  • Senior John Raymond, Golden Valley, Minn., will present a trumpet recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Assisted on piano by Anne Kubiatowicz, Raymond will begin with "Intrada" by Joseph Turrin, "Triptyque" by Henri Tomasi, Franz Liszt's "Oh! Quand Je Dors" and "Napoli" by Herman Bellstedt. Next will be "Skylark" by Hoagy Carmichael, with the help of 13 students on trumpet, French horn, trombone and tuba, followed by Raymond's original composition "The Poor Blind Man." It will endwith "Swingin' at the Haven" by Branford Marsalis.

Wednesday, March 11:

  • Guest artist Jessica Dunnavant will present a flute and baroque flute recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Assisted on flute by Tim Lane, professor of music, and on piano by Owen Lovell, assistant professor of music, Dunnavant will begin with Paul Hindemith's Sonate for flute and piano, followed by "and the strange, unknown flowers" by Charles Delaney and "Hypnosis" by Ian Clarke. The second half will begin with Fantasy in A Minor and Fantasy in Bb Major by Georg Philipp Telemann and Gavotte by Georg Friederich Handel. The recital will end with Sonatine by Pierre Sancan. Dunnavant is a visiting assistant professor of flute at UW-Stevens Point, where she teaches flute and music theory. She has performed with the Nashville, Jackson, Paducah and Tallahassee symphonies with the Belle Meade Baroque, a Nashville-based chamber orchestra specializing in historically informed performance.
  • The students of Dr. Ethan Wickman, assistant professor of music, will present "The Sounds of Space: Composing Music for Zeitgeist New Music Ensemble" at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Pieces to be performed include "Angles of Repose" by Wickman; "Send My Regards to Charlie" by junior Aaron Hedenstrom, St. Paul, Minn.; "Wild Geese" by senior James Kellerman, Minneapolis; "Mid Ocean Ridge" by senior Caleb Price, Eau Claire; "Moraine" by senior Carl Schroeder, Plymouth; "Ozone" by senior Mary Webster, Boyd; and "From Here to Champaign" by senior Michael Wolter, Madison. Zeitgeist will feature a work by John Cage. Members of Zeitgeist are percussionists Heather Barringer and Patti Cudd, woodwind player Pat O'Keefe and pianist Shannon Wettstein. Cudd and O'Keefe are on the music faculty at UW-River Falls. Wettstein is on the faculty at Augsburg College and the New England Conservatory's Summer Institute for Contemporary Piano Performance. "The Sounds of Space" was funded by UW-Eau Claire's department of music and theatre arts, a student/faculty research collaboration grant, and an Office of Research and Sponsored Programs grant for guest artists.

Thursday, March 12:

  • Junior Andy Rosevold, Princeton, Minn., will present a trombone recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Rosevold will begin with Sigismond Stojowski's "Fantaisie," Romance Op. 21 by Alex Jorgensen, followed by "T. Rex" by Mark Phillips. The second half of the recital will include Concertino Op. 45 No. 7 by Lars-Erik Larsson and "Christus factus est" by Anton Bruckner. The recital will conclude with "Eerste Trombone Kwartet" by Saskia Apon. For the recital, Rosevold will be assisted on piano by juniors Mary Zimmerman and Brandon Covelli, on trombone by sophomores Nicole Brellenthin and Matt Hiel, and on bass trombone by freshman Will Horn.

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