Wittenberg University's historic Weaver Chapel celebrates one of its most cherished annual events at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, with the annual Medieval Candlelight Vespers Service, better known as Candlemas. The event, which takes place each year on the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord, will be led by University Pastor Andy Tune. Pre-service music starts at 7:15 p.m.
The Springfield Symphony Orchestra will present Masterworks II: Amadeus at 8 p.m. Saturday Feb. 7, in Kuss Auditorium, Clark State P.A.C. The concert features SuJean Kim and David Smarelli, violins. Admission is charged.
Professor of Music and Chair of the Department David Schubert, baritone, presents a Faculty Artist Recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, in Krieg Hall. The recital will open with J.S. Bach's Coffee Cantata, a humorous work that details the efforts of a befuddled father trying to break his headstrong daughter's coffee habit first performed at Zimmerman's Coffee House in Leipzig, Germany, around 1734. Schubert will be joined by Professor of Music Trudy Faber, harpsichord, Professor of Music Dan Kazez, cello, and Associate Professor of Music Joyce Wendel, flute. In addition, Kathryn Kulma, class of 2009 from Lakewood, Ohio, will sing the role of the father's daughter, Lieschen, and Matthew Smith, School of Community Education from Mechanicsburg, Ohio, will sing the role of the narrator. After intermission, Schubert will sing a piece written for him by David Caudill, I Wait for You There, a composition based on a letter written by Major Saul Ballou to his wife right before the Battle of Bull Run in 1861. Caudill composed the piece for voice, piano and viola. Schubert is joined by Adjunct Instructor of Music Diane Slagle, piano, and Phillip Magnuson, viola. The recital is free and open to the public.
Student Recitals take place throughout the month, beginning with a General Student Recital at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in Krieg Hall. The recital will show off the talent of nine students who are either music majors or minors. Elisabeth Schueler '10, soprano, will sing "Porgi Amore" from Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart. W. Parker Wright '12, saxophone, will perform "Poem" by Hartley. Sarah Dennett '09, violin, and D. Ben Williams '10, oboe, will perform a duet called "Concerto in C minor for oboe and violin" by Bach. Olivia Guetle '12, cello, will play "Suite No. 1 in G Major," by Bach. Andrea Migliozzi '09 and Brittany Steinbrecher '09, bass, will also perform. Rebecca Ajer '09, soprano, will sing "Vergebliches Ständechen," by Brahms, and "To This We've Come," from The Consul by Menotti from her upcoming senior recital repertoire.
At 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, Rebecca Ajer '09, soprano, will present her senior recital in Krieg Hall. Accompanied by Diane Slagle, piano, Ajer will sing selections from four different composers, Alessandro Scarlatti, Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang A. Mozart and Gian Carlo Menotti, spanning the years from the 1660s to today. A second senior recital featuring Kate Hubert '09, soprano, begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in Krieg Hall.
Rounding things out, D. Ben Williams '10, oboe, and Matthew Smith, School of Community Education, tuba, present a joint recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, in Krieg Hall.
Written By: Samantha Kimm '11
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