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Musical Events
for the Week of March 30

RELEASED: March 24, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning March 30. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, March 30:

  • The Piano Studio of Nicholas Phillips will present a student recital, "The Piano Music of Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)," at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center. The studio includes 16 students performing piano solos by the composer.
  • The Composition Studio of Ethan Wickman will present a studio recital at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center. The performance will feature several music students performing the original pieces of six student composers.

Tuesday, March 31:

  • The Flute Studio of Tim Lane will present a recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center. It will include 18 students performing the works of Amy Beach, Franz Schubert, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Camille Saint-Saens and more.

Wednesday, April 1:

  • Senior Corey Cunningham, Holmen, will present a soprano, alto, and tenor saxophone and electronics recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall. Cunningham will begin with "Six Metamorphoses after Ovid" by Benjamin Britten, followed by "Improvisation No. III" by Ryo Noda and Barry Cockcroft's "Beat Me." The second half will begin with John Coltrane's "Resolution" followed by Cunningham's arrangements of David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World" and Radiohead's "The National Anthem." The recital will end with "My Funny Valentine" by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.
  • Senior mezzo-soprano Lauren Tompkins, Eau Claire, will present her degree recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall. Assisted on piano by senior Johnathan Turba, she will begin with George Frideric Handel's "Presti omai," followed by three selections by Franz Joseph Haydn and three pieces by Richard Strauss. The second half will include selections by Franz Schubert, Erik Satie's "Ludions" and "Donna Lombarda" by Ildebrando Pizzetti. The recital will end with "Dodecaphonia" by John Corigliano.

Thursday, April 2:

  • Juniors Rebecca Czachor, De Pere, and Lauren Lamers, Appleton, will present a joint flute recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall. Lamers will present selections by R. Vaughan Williams and Astor Piazzolla. Czachor will present selections by Albert Franz Doppler and Philippe Gaubert. Czachor and Lamers will perform together for the final selection "Blumenwalzer-Valse des Fleurs," Op. 87 by Ernest Kohler. Czachor will be accompanied on piano by senior Kristen Sward. Lamers will be accompanied on piano by junior Samuel Emmons.
  • Junior Brandon Covelli, Racine, will present a piano recital at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall. The program will begin with Sonata, Op. 81a by Ludwig van Beethoven and "From IMAGES I" by Claude Debussy. The recital will conclude with Second Concerto, Op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Sunday, April 5:

  • The Wisconsin Woodwind Quintet will perform at 2 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The Quintet, comprised of music faculty, will begin with Suite for Five Winds by Pauline Hall and "Lane Sketches" by Allan J. Segall. The second half will begin with Woodwind Quintet No. 2 by William Jay Sydeman and will conclude with "Animal Ditties VI for Woodwind Quintet and Narrator" by Anthony Plog. The Wisconsin Woodwind Quintet includes Tim Lane, professor of music, on flute; Christa Garvey, assistant professor of music, on oboe; Richard Fletcher, professor of music, on clarinet; Kristine Fletcher, lecturer of music, on bassoon; and Verle Ormsby Jr., lecturer of music, on horn. The recital will be narrated by staff member David Crawford.
  • Nicholas Phillips, assistant professor of music, will present a piano recital at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The first half of the performance will include Sonata in E-flat Major by Franz Joseph Haydn and Carl Vine's Piano Sonata No. 1. Following an intermission, Phillips will conclude the recital with Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24.

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