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Musical events
for the week of Nov. 30

RELEASED: Nov. 24, 2009

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

Tuesday, Dec. 1:

  • The Noon-Time Corner Horners Horn Ensemble will perform at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The performance will include pieces by Verne Reynolds, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach and others. Members of the ensemble are juniors Emma Dammann, Middleton, and Rachel Meyer, Apple Valley, Minn.; sophomore Jen Newton, Stillwater, Minn.; senior Mike Renneke, Eagan, Minn.; and Dr. Verle Ormsby Jr., senior lecturer of music.
  • Senior tenor Kevin Newell, Edgar, will present his degree recital at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Assisted on piano by senior Stephanie Schmidt, Newell will present selections by Ralph Vaughan Williams, André Ernest Modeste Grétry, Hugo Wolf, Alessandro Scarlatti and others.
  • The music department will present a joint faculty wind chamber music recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The recital will include pieces by James Chaudoir, Ivar Lunde Jr., Alexandre Tansman and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Members of the Wind Chamber Ensemble are Dr. Christa Garvey, associate professor of music on oboe; Dr. Richard Fletcher, professor of music on clarinet; Dr. Kristine Fletcher, lecturer of music on bassoon; Dr.Verle Ormsby, lecturer of music, on horn; and Dr. Nicholas Phillips, associate professor of music, on piano.

Wednesday, Dec. 2:

  • Seniors bass-baritone Johnathan Turba, Platteville, and soprano Tara Metcalf, Eau Claire, will present a joint voice recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Turba will present selections by Henry Purcell, Richard Strauss, Francis Poulenc and others. Metcalf will present pieces by Charles Gounod, Johannes Brahms, C. Hubert H. Parry and others. Turba and Metcalf will join for the final performance, "Per te ho nel core" by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. Seniors David Hurd and Michael Renneke will assist on piano.
  • The BASSically BRASS tuba and euphonium ensemble and University Trombone Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. BASSically BRASS will perform "Overture to 'The Impresario'" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with Dr. Peter Haberman, assistant professor of music, as conductor; Enrique Crespo's "Bruckner Etude," with senior Richard Slembarski, Mosinee, as student conductor; and "Tba4tet" by James Grant. Dr. Jerry Young, professor of music, will conduct. The performance will end with "Three Ludes" by Robert Jager, featuring senior Calvin Grier, Apple Valley, Minn., on tuba; junior Nicholas Drayton, Middleton, as student conductor; and Eugene Lockhart and Ernest Seitz' "The World is Waiting for the Sunrise" with senior Michael Vallez, Burnsville, Minn., on euphonium. The concert also will feature the University Trombone Ensemble, directed by Dr. Phillip Ostrander, associate professor of music. The ensemble will perform "Themes from Parsifal" by Richard Wagner; Ray Premru's "In Memoriam"; "What Color Is the Wind" by Tommy Pederson featuring Ostrander and senior Rachel Carter, Waukesha, on trombone; and Finale from Symphony No. 3 by Camille Saint-Saens.

Thursday, Dec. 3:

  • The Cello Ensemble will perform at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The ensemble, composed of eight music students, will perform selections by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonin Dvorak, Georges Bizet, Gideon Freudmann and others. The ensemble is conducted by Dr. Tulio Rondón, assistant professor of music.
  • Dr. Tulio Rondón, assistant professor of music, and Barbara Young, lecturer of music, will present a joint cello and piano recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The recital will include pieces by Robert Schumann, Camille Saint-Saens, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Sergei Rachmaninoff and others.

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