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Musical events for the week of April 10

RELEASED: April 5, 2011

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning April 10. All events are free and open to the public.

Sunday, April 10:

  • Dr. Namji Kim, associate professor of music, will present a faculty piano recital at 2 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The recital will feature pieces composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin and Lowell Liebermann. Colorado-born Kim received her bachelor and master of music degrees from the Juilliard School and a doctor of musical arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music. A finalist at the Kahn International Piano Competition in Paris and the Chopin International Competition in Majorca, Kim has performed throughout North America, Europe, Russia and Korea. Kim, who joined the UW-Eau Claire faculty in 2004, teaches applied and class piano.

Monday, April 11:

  • Junior sopranos Holly Shattuck, Curtiss, and Elizabeth Sletten, Stillwater, Minn., will present a joint student voice recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Seniors Eric Frei and Sarah Bruening will provide accompaniment. The recital will feature compositions by George Frideric Handel, Richard Strauss and Robert Schumann.

  • Senior tenor Jonas Hacker, Lake Delton, will present a senior degree recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Senior Mary Zimmerman will accompany Hacker on piano. Hacker will also be assisted by senior soprano Erin Kenneavy, senior mezzo-soprano Amelia Lumsden, senior pianist David Hurd and junior pianist Alexander Jacques. The recital will feature pieces by Robert Schumann, Igor Stravinsky and Francis Poulenc.

Tuesday, April 12:

  • The Bassoon Studio of Dr. Kristine Fletcher, senior lecturer of music, will present a joint student recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The recital will feature junior Michael Jobb, White Bear Lake, Minn., freshman David Tetzlaff, Oak Creek, junior Alex Widstrand, Eau Claire, freshman Marissa Kinjerski, Kewaunee, senior Tyler Adam, Chanhassen, Minn. and freshman Kelsey Freymiller, Viola, on bassoon. Sophomore Cody Peterson, Stillwater, Minn., senior Sarah Bruening, New Berlin, senior Gregory Ellis, Waukesha, freshman Elizabeth Wilson, Plymouth, senior Ashley Zipperer, Green Bay and Widstrand will join them on piano. The Cane Mutiny Bassoon Ensemble, which includes Widstrand, Kinjerski, Jobb, Freymiller and Adam on bassoon and Teztlaff on contrabassoon, will conclude the recital with "Fou de Basson," composed by Bernard van Beurden.

  • Senior Mary Claxton, Burnsville, Minn., will present a student percussion recital at 5 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. During Claxton's performance of "Long, Long, Long," composed by George Harrison, seniors Maggie Armstrong, Scandia, Minn., Alyssa Severson, Eau Claire, and Lexi Zunker, Conrath, will assist with vocals. They will be joined by senior James Sonnentag, Middleton, on vibraphone and UW-Eau Claire graduate Brian Claxton, Pepin, on drums. During Claxton's original composition performance, "Eau Claire in Dreams," junior Davy Sumner, Fall Creek, senior Colin Carey, Lake Geneva, sophomore Mike Malone, Oshkosh, freshman Elliott Rittenberry, Chippewa Falls, sophomore Travis Faust, Lino Lakes, Minn., freshman Jack Donovan, Saint Louis Park, Minn., Brian Claxton and Sonnentag will assist with percussion.

  • The University Chamber Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The concert will showcase student accomplishment in "historically informed performance practice" — playing music with the techniques used during the Baroque period and using baroque instruments. The music department's recently acquired viola de gambas, which come from the lute family of instruments, will be debuted.

Wednesday, April 13:

  • The Flute Studio of Dr. Tim Lane, professor of music, will present a joint student recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The program will feature performances by seniors Tyler Adam, Chanhassen, Minn., Sarah Bruening, New Berlin, Lauren Lamers, Appleton, Marie Ristow, Oshkosh, Emma Smith, Waukesha, Ashley Zipperer, Green Bay, and Lexi Zunker, Conrath; juniors Madeline Fitzpatrick, Excelsior, Minn. and Meghan Meinert, Cedarburg; sophomores Melissa Nehm, New Berlin, Adrien Prah, Waukesha and Blake Rogers, Minneapolis, Minn.; and freshmen Rachel Battles, Woodbury, Minn., Kateri Farrell, Minneapolis, Minn., Morgan Goris, White Bear Lake, Minn., Kaitlyn Hartman, Rudolph, David Tetzlaff, Oak Creek, and Danielle Tully, Adams.
  • Soprano Erin Kenneavy, Appleton, will present a senior degree recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

Thursday, April 14:

  • Senior Philip Nesbit, Chippewa Falls, will present a student saxophone recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The recital will feature selections composed by Paul Bonneau, Katy Abbott and Takashi Yoshimatsu. Senior Michael Vanderscheuren, Madison, and sophomore Justin Kevan, Genoa City, will join Nesbit on alto saxophone for "Doo-Dah," composed by William Albright. Nesbit will be assisted with his performance of Astor Piazzolla's "Libertango" by junior Kyle Manley, Rosemount, Minn., on tenor saxophone, Kevan on alto saxophone and Vanderscheuren on baritone saxophone.

  • Dr. Christa Garvey, associate professor of music, will present a faculty oboe recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Lori Cruciani, lecturer of music, will provide piano accompaniment. Dr. Tim Lane, professor of music, and Dr. Tulio Rondón, assistant professor of music, will join Garvey on separate selections. The recital will include compositions by George Frideric Handel, Benjamin Britten, Edmund Rubbra and Madeleine Dring.

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