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Musical events for the week of April 17

RELEASED: April 12, 2011

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning April 17. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, April 18:

  • Senior Tyler Adam, Chanhassen, Minn., will present a flute recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Roger Bethard will accompany him on piano. The recital will feature selections composed by C.P.E. Bach, Sofia Gubaidulina and Beryl Rubinstein.

  • The Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Jeffery Crowell, associate professor of music, will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

  • Dr. Tim Lane, professor of music, Dr. Tulio Rondón, assistant professor of music, and four guest musicians will present an early music faculty and guest recital at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The recital will feature guests Fernando Marin on viola da gamba, Marc Levine on baroque violin, Tami Morse on harpsichord and Nadine Balbeisi singing soprano.

Tuesday, April 19:

  • Junior Jory Tuftin, Brooklyn Park, Minn., will present a cello recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Roger Bethard will accompany Tuftin. Works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, Gabriel Faure and Dimitri Shostakovich will be featured. Senior Emma Smith will join Tuftin on piano during his performance of Faure's Sicilienne for Cello and Piano, Op. 78.

Wednesday, April 20:

  • The piano studio of Dr. Donald Patterson, professor of music, will present a recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The recital will feature performances by freshmen Kluaymai Sakchatreechan and Leslie Stewart, Colchester, Vt.; sophomores Christopher Caine, Duluth, Minn.; Katie Johnston, Eau Claire; Natalie Panneman, Waukesha; Karilyn Sisko, Elkhorn; Victoria Smith, Two Rivers; and Andy Steffen, New Richmond; juniors Yeng Chang, Grant, Minn.; Adam Klefstad, Boyceville; Bryan Kujawa, Greenfield; Anthony Reed, Alexandria, Minn.; and Daniel Wanamaker, Neenah; seniors Alex Chilsen, New Richmond; Gregory Ellis, Waukesha; Eric Frei, La Crosse; Joshua Fuchs, Lancaster; Bill Seipel, Eau Claire; Leisa Sunier, Kenosha; and Amy Westcott, Elk Mound.

  • Drs. Tulio Rondón and Owen Lovell, assistant professors of music, will join violinist Merwin Siu for a guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Siu is principal second violinist for the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, holds a master's degree in music from Indiana University and degrees in English and music from Montreal's McGill University. The musicians will perform Piano Trios Nos. 1 and 2 by Shostakovich. Dr. Gretchen Peters, associate professor of music, will lead a discussion on the historical significance of the performed works.

Thursday, April 21:

  • Junior Eric Schultz, Green Bay, will present an alto saxophone and clarinet recital at 5 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Judy Lies will accompany Schultz on piano. The recital will feature compositions by Maurice Whitney, Paul Creston, Robert Muczynski, Francis Poulenc and Jacques Ibert. The Saxes Not Axes saxophone quartet (composed of junior Kyle Manley, Rosemount, Minn., on soprano saxophone, Schultz on alto saxophone, senior Brian Handeland, Minneapolis, Minn., on tenor saxophone and senior Michael Vanderscheuren, Madison, on baritone saxophone) will assist Schultz on the Ibert piece.

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