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Musical events
for the week of Oct. 26

RELEASED: Oct. 20, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning Oct. 26. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, Oct. 26:

  • Senior Matthew Gullickson, Mankato, Minn., will present a percussion recital at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The recital will begin with Debussy Suite by Claude Debussy, David Lang's "Anvil Chorus" and "Knockin' On Wood" by William L. Cahn. Seniors Brian Claxton, Tyler Bartelt, Mary Imsdahl and sophomore Colin Carey will assist on percussion. Next will be Gullickson's original piece, "Nature Calls," followed by "Effugonetrom" by Max Leth.

Thursday, Oct. 29:

  • Dr. Mitra Sadeghpour, associate professor of music, and students will present a voice recital titled "Diverse American Art Song" at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The recital will feature soprano Sadeghpour and junior soprano Rebecca Kidnie, St. Paul, Minn., senior soprano Emily Worzalla, Madison, and senior mezzo-soprano Angela Nieman, Milwaukee.
  • Seniors Mary Imsdahl, Burnsville, Minn., and Peter Hanson, Princeton, Minn., will present a percussion recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The recital will include Keiko Abe's "Prism"; Recital Suite for Djembe by B. Michael Williams; Nebojsa Jova Zivkovic's "Generally Spoken, it is Nothing but Rhythm"; "Michi" by Keiko Abe; Chris Martin's "Strawberry Swing"; and "Ragged Wood" by Robbin Pecknold.

Saturday, Oct. 31:

  • Seniors Rebecca Kolb, Sun Prairie, and Theresa Lynch, Vadnais Heights, Minn., will present their senior dance capstone performance at 2 p.m. in Kjer Theatre. It will highlight their accomplishments in dance and choreography. The performance will begin with "Tap on Collision" set to Wade Robson's "I Question Mark," choreographed and performed by Lynch and Kolb, with an additional dancer. Next will be "Lighting Up the Night" set to "Fireflies" by Owl City, "Swim" set to the Jack's Mannequin song of the same title and "Taking a Chance" set to "Love Song" by Pink. The second half will include "'Made' to Dance" set to the song "Made" by Jamie Scott, "Dance-Tics" set to an excerpt from Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, "Movement Modification" set to "Show Me the Money" by Petey Pablo and "Disturbia" set to "Disturbia" by Rihanna.

Sunday, Nov. 1:

  • Guest artist Robert Weirich will present a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. He will perform Aaron Copland's "Piano Variations," "Miroirs" by Maurice Ravel and Robert Schumann's "Carnaval." Weirich has performed in venues throughout the United States, including Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, Chicago's Orchestra Hall and at festivals such as Tanglewood, Ravinia and Marlboro. His first solo CD, "Piano Music of Aaron Copland," was released in 2008. He has held the Jack Strandberg/Missouri Chair in Piano at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music since 1998, serving as head of the keyboard division from 2004-08 and as associate dean for performance studies from 2005-07.
  • This event has been canceled: Dr. Namji Kim, associate professor of music, will present a piano recital at 2 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The performance will include Bach's Prelude and Fugue No. 16 in G minor, Scherzo No. 4 in E major by Chopin and "Variations Sérieuses" by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. It also will include Gabriel Fauré's Barcarolle No. 6 in E flat major, Sonata No. 2 in D minor by Prokofieff and Sonata No. 4 in F sharp major by Alexander Scriabin.

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