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Musical Events
for the Week of Sept. 21

RELEASED: Sept. 14, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning Sept. 21. All events are free and open to the public.

Thursday, Sept. 24:

  • Senior Amy Mutschler, Prescott, will present a trumpet recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Assisted on piano by Anne Kubiatowicz, Mutschler will begin with Sonata for Trumpet and Piano by Kent Kennan, followed by Johann Sebastian Bach's "Aria." The first half of the recital will conclude with "Legend" by Georges Enesco. The second half of the recital will begin with "Introduction and Polonaise" by Max F. Denmark, followed by Charles Gounod's "Ave Maria" and "Duet for a Ceremony" by Eric Ewazen, featuring junior Matthew Hiel on trombone. The recital will conclude with "Variations on the Theme from Paganini" by Henri Mancini and will feature student ensemble Trumpet Fusion. Members of Trumpet Fusion are senior Ashley Vial and juniors Kayla Theiste and Stuart Wallace.

Sunday, Sept. 27:

  • Guest artist William Chapman Nyaho will present "Piano Music of the African Diaspora" at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The performance will begin with "Talking Drums" by Joshua Uzoigwe, followed by Oswald Russell's "Three Jamaican Dances" and "La Dangereuse" by Ludovic Lamothe. Next will be "Dances in the Canebrakes" by Florence Price. The first half of the recital will conclude with Halim El Dabh's "Coma Dance." The second half of the concert will begin with "Deep River" Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's version of 24 traditional African-American spirituals, followed by Margaret Bond's "Troubled Water." Next will be "Four Studies in African Rhythm" by Fred Onovwerosuoke and "Flowers in the Sand" by Bongani Ndodana. The performance will conclude with "Scherzo" by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson. Nyaho, a Ghanaian American and resident of Seattle, studied at St. Peter's College, Oxford University, graduating with a bachelor's degree from the Honour School of Music. Nyaho has taught at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and was the recipient of the Distinguished Professor Award. He has served on national committees for the Music Teachers' National Association, College Music Society and the National Endowment for the Arts. His performances have taken him to Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. Also a recording artist, his latest solo CD, "ASA: Piano Music by Composers of African Descent," was released in summer 2008.

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