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Musical events for the week of Oct. 12

RELEASED: Oct. 6, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning Oct. 12. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, Oct. 12:

  • Senior William Schwartz, Hartland, will present a trombone recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Schwartz will begin with John Kenny's "Fanfare," and Axel Jorgensen's "Romance," with professor emerita of music Penelope Cecchini on piano. Next will be Bert Appermont's "Colors," with piano accompaniment by Anne Kubiatowicz. The final two selections of the recital will be Henri Tomasi's Concerto, with Cecchini on piano, and Canonic Sonata No. 1 by Georg Philipp Telemann, with junior Jason Marshall on trombone.

Tuesday, Oct. 13:

  • The UW-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present a voice division recital at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The recital will highlight students' accomplishments in vocal performance. The recital will include 13 vocal students performing solos of the works of Jake Heggie, Undine Smith Moore, Dominick Argento, Libby Larsen, Aaron Copland and others. All performers also will be accompanied by student pianists.

Wednesday, Oct. 14:

  • The UW-Eau Claire chapter of the American Music Therapy Association-Students will present a recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The recital will feature selections by Charles Gounod, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Georg Philipp Telemann and others. The concert will feature 14 students and include performances on piano, wind and string instruments. Lee Anna Rasar, professor of music, is faculty adviser for the group. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of the UW-Eau Claire music therapy degree program by Dr. Dale Taylor, professor emeritus of music.
  • Dr. Owen Lovell, assistant professor of music, will present a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Lovell will begin his performance with "Piano Variations" by Aaron Copland and "A Little Suite for Christmas, A.D. 1979" by George Crumb. Lovell's final pieces will be Klavierstucke, Op. 119 by Johannes Brahms and "Deux Poemes Op 32" and "Poeme Vers la Flamme, Op. 72"by Alexander Scriabin. The concert will be presented in memory of pianist and teacher Shirley Hsiao-Ni Pan.

Sunday, Oct. 18:

  • The UW-Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra will present a fall concert at 2 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Nobuyoshi Yasuda, associate professor of music, will begin the performance with Mozart's Divertimento in B flat Major. The light and entertaining tone of this piece is said to belong in the era's "entertainment music" genre. Mozart's piece was composed in Salzburg in early 1772. Next will be "Simple Symphony" by Benjamin Britten. Britten composed the piece in 1934 and it is based on music he composed between the ages of nine and 12. The concert will conclude with Jean Sibelius' "Andante Festivo." Sibelius originally composed "Andante Festivo" for string quartet in 1922, for the 25th anniversary of the Saynatsalo plywood mill in Finland. The piece is regularly played in Finland for state occasions, including Sibelius' own funeral. The Chamber Orchestra includes 14 music students performing on violin, viola, cello and double bass.
  • Dr. Mitra Sadeghpour, associate professor of music, will present a soprano voice recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Assisted on piano by Barbara Young, lecturer of music, Sadeghpour will begin with selections by Cécile Chaminade, "Ma rendi pur contento" by Vincenzo Bellini and pieces from Samuel Barber's "Hermit Songs." The second half of the recital will begin with "Mein Stern" and "Ihr Bildnis" by Clara Schumann. Next will be Robert Schumann's "Liebesgram," featuring senior mezzo-soprano Andrea Fuss and "Oh weh des Scheidens, das er tat" by Clara Schumann. The recital will conclude with three selections by famed composer Benjamin Britten and "Depuis le jour," from "Louise" by Gustave Charpentier.

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