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Musical events
for the week of May 3

RELEASED: April 29, 2010

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning May 3. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, May 3:

  • The Piano Studio of Dr. Namji Kim, associate professor of music, will perform at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Seven music students will perform selections by Cécile Chaminade, Manuel de Falla, Enrique Granados, Heitor Villa-Lobos and others.
  • The UW-Eau Claire Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dr. Jeffery Crowell, associate professor of music, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Nine music students will present selections by Steve Reich, Nigel Westlake, David Cloyd, Steven Schmidt and premiere pieces by senior Alyssa Severson, Eau Claire, and freshman David Sumner, Fall Creek.

Tuesday, May 4:

  • Senior Nicholas Handahl, Onalaska, will present his flute degree recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. He will perform selections by Anton Webern, Larry Baker, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Lou Harrison and André Jolivet. Handahl will be assisted by Penelope Cecchini, professor emerita, on piano; by Maureen Kelly on cello; and by junior Colin Carey, Lake Geneva, on percussion.
  • Senior Mike Wolter, Madison, will present a composition recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. He will present his original pieces, "Evacuation," "Arial," "Piece for Performer and Composer" and "From Here to Champaign." Several music students will be featured performers and conductors.

Wednesday, May 5:

  • Senior Robert Hagen, River Falls, will present a percussion recital at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. He will present four of his original pieces: "Shrivatsa," "New Directions," "Quartet for the Modern Human" and "Closing."
  • The UW-Eau Claire student euphonium and tuba ensemble BASSically BRASS and the Trombone Ensemble will perform a joint concert at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Under the direction of Dr. Jerry Young, professor of music, BASSically BRASS will present arrangements and compositions by Dr. Skip Gray, including pieces by Jacob Handl, Giovanni Gabrieli, Johann Sebastian Bach, Giuseppe Giordano and others. The performance will feature student and faculty conductors and senior Eric Whaylen, Duluth, Minn., on euphonium.
  • The Trombone Ensemble will perform during the second half and present selections by Richard Wagner, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Raymond Premru, Jean Michel Defaye, Gustav Mahler and Peter Warlock. The performance will feature solos by Will Schwartz and senior Kyle Siegrist, Green Bay. The ensemble is directed by Dr. Phillip Ostrander, associate professor of music.
  • Guest artist Daniel Lippel will present a guitar recital at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. He will present an original composition in addition to selections by Dr. Ethan Wickman, assistant professor of music; Mikel Kuehn, Elliott Carter, Peter Gilbert and others. Lippel is active as a soloist, chamber musician and recording artist who has performed throughout the United States and internationally. His recordings have garnered critical acclaim from Gramophone, American Record Guide, Guitar Review, Music Web International and several other publications.

Thursday, May 6:

  • Junior Ashley Zipperer, Green Bay, and senior Tyler Adam, Chanhassen, Minn., will present a joint flute recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Assisted on piano by Maj. Eric Beuerman, assistant professor of military science, Zipperer and Adam will present selections by Caesar Giovannini, Joseph Schwanter, Bohuslav Martinu, Charles Koechlin and Frédéric Chopin.

More information about music and theatre arts department events is available online.

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