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Musical events
for the week of Nov. 9

RELEASED: Nov. 3, 2009

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

Monday, Nov. 9:

  • Junior Jordyn Kreitzer, West Bend, and senior Ashley Zellhoefer, Madison, will present a joint piano recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Kreitzer will perform selections by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Isaac Albeniz, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Dmitri Kabalevsky. Zellhoefer will present selections by Ludwig van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin and Robert Schumann.
  • The Percussion Ensemble will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The ensemble, directed by Dr. Jeffery Crowell, assistant professor of music, is composed of six music students. The performance will include pieces by Chris Martin, Lou Harrison, Javier Diaz and others. It also will include the traditional African shakere piece "Guiro." A shakere is a dried gourd, hollowed out and tied with beads on netting that wraps around the instrument. The recital will feature four student guest performers.

Tuesday, Nov. 10:

  • Juniors William Richter, Menomonie, and Maggie Armstrong, Scandia, Minn., will present a clarinet recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Assisted on piano by senior Kristen Sward, Richter will perform selections by Giuseppe Tartini and Arnold Cooke. Armstrong, assisted on piano by junior Sam Emmons, will perform pieces by Claude Debussy and Sigfrid Karg-Elert. Armstrong and Richter will perform together for the final selection, Concert Piece No. 1 in F minor for two clarinets and piano by Felix Mendelssohn.

Wednesday, Nov. 11:

  • Anna Torgerson, Prior Lake, Minn., will present a senior degree recital on piano at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. She will present selections by Frederic Chopin, Johann Sebastian Bach, Sergei Prokofiev, Robert Schumann and Domenico Scarlatti.
  • The guest artist duo Metallifonia will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Composed of saxophonist Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo and pianist Risto-Matti Marin, Metallifonia will present classical pieces by composers such as Alex Freeman and Paavo Heininen. They also will perform contemporary works that highlight their "heavy chamber music" style infused into pieces by Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, Christian Holmqvist and others. Tuomisalo and Marin are active performers and recording artists. Tuomisalo leads the Academic Saxophone Quartet and has performed under Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leif Sergerstam and others. Marin also is a soloist with the Kuopio Orchestra, the Weimar Staatskapelle and other well-known orchestras.
  • Dr. Nicholas Phillips, assistant professor of music, and seniors Stephanie Schmidt, St Croix Falls, and Johnathan Turba, Platteville, will present a lecture and music recital titled "Exploring the Piano Music of Roy Harris" at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The performance will include Harris' "Toccata," "American Ballads" and Suite for Piano in Three Movements.

Thursday, Nov. 12:

  • The Flute Studio will perform at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The concert will feature nearly 20 students presenting solo and duet performances of pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Claude Debussy, Anna Amalie and others.

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