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Musical Events
for the Week of March 23

RELEASED: March 10, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning March 23. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, March 23:

  • Senior violinist Kimberly Drewiske, De Pere, will present her degree recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Assisted on piano by Roger Bethard, Drewiske will begin with Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 115 by Sergei Prokofiev and "Rhapsody in Fugue: Three Episodes" by senior Mary Webster, with senior Peter Chang on violin, junior Christiane Stagg on viola and senior Katie Douglass on cello. Drewiske's final piece will be Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms.

Tuesday, March 24:

  • Senior Mary Webster, Boyd, will present her degree recital highlighting her accomplishments in music composition and featuring eight original works performed by several UW-Eau Claire music students at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The recital will begin with Webster's "Rhapsody in Canon," followed by "Decay Transients," "Jay Ray" and "Disconcerting Orange." The second half of the concert will begin with "Loreum Overture," followed by "Innocence." The final two selections will be Webster's "Across the Sea" and "Within My Dreams."

Wednesday, March 25:

  • Guest artist and UW-Eau Claire alumnus Randolph Fromme will perform a cello recital at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The program will be a performance of The Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by Johann Sebastian Bach. Fromme holds a bachelor's degree from UW-Eau Claire and master's degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He has performed in Sandpoint, Garth Newel and Round Top summer festivals and coached at Bravo! and San Diego chamber music workshops. Fromme currently teaches chamber music in the San Francisco Conservatory's preparatory division and also teaches privately.
  • Donald Patterson, professor of music, will present a faculty piano recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. He will present "Les Vingt-Quatres Preludes" by Claude Debussy, a collection of 24 pieces for piano.

Thursday, March 26:

  • The UW-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present a faculty trio recital at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Professor Tim Lane, on flute, assistant professor Owen Lovell, on piano, and assistant professor Tulio Rondón, on cello, will begin with "Assobio a Jato" by Heitor Villa-Lobos. Following will be a performance of Trio in D Major by Felix Mendelssohn. The second half of the recital will feature George Crumb's "Voice of the Whales."

Sunday, March 29:

  • Seniors Anna Anderson, Adams, and Kristen Anderson, Barron, will present their dance recital "Love, Dance and Diamonds" at 2 p.m. in Kjer Theatre. The first piece will be "Unshared," set to the love theme from Franco Zeffirelli's film "Romeo and Juliet," "A Time for Us," by Nino Rota. The piece was choreographed and will be danced by Anna Anderson and Anne Marie Wistad. Next will be "Chain of Fools," set to the song by Don Covay that was popularized by singer Aretha Franklin, another piece choreographed by Kristen Anderson, Anna Anderson and Wistad and danced by those three and Heather Abbott. The featured dancers also will perform five other original pieces set to music by Imogen Heap, Michael Jackson, Radiolarians, Leonard Bernstein and others.

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KJ/NW

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