At 4 p.m. Sunday, April 19, the music department presents a Music Department Honors Recital in Weaver Chapel. Each of these students auditioned and was selected to be in the recital. The students will be assisted by accompanist Diane Slagle. Students performing include Olivia Guetle, class of 2012, cello, from Mansfield, Ohio; Kathryn Kulma, class of 2009, soprano, from Lakewood, Ohio; Andrea Migliozzi, class of 2009, soprano, from Gahanna, Ohio; Marisa Perez, class of 2011, mezzo-soprano, from Lakewood, Ohio; Elisabeth Schueler, class of 2010, soprano, from Cincinnati, Ohio; Brien Sewell, class of 2010, bass-baritone, from Greenville, Ohio; Jarred Sorauf, class of 2011, piano, from Troy, Ohio; and Ben Williams, class of 2010, oboe, from Louisville, Ky.
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in Krieg Hall, a Senior Recital will feature Sarah Dennett, class of 2009, violin, from Millersville, Md.
The Wittenberg Jazz Ensemble Concert, conducted by Assistant Professor of Music Brandon Jones, will perform its final concert of the year at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, in Ness Family Auditorium, Hollenbeck Hall. Jazz standards as well as contemporary swing and blues charts will be featured.
At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in Krieg Hall, Kulma will perform her Senior Recital. The soprano will sing five sets for the recital, including two Bach arias, ("St. John Passion" and "Coffee Cantata," an encore from Schubert's recital). Kulma will also sing with Professor of Music Trudy Faber playing harpsichord, another with Guetle playing cello and and another with Adjunct Instructor of Music Lori Akins playing flute. She will sing songs from Debussy, Donizetti, Mahler's Rucker Lieder and Ned Rorem.
The Wittenberg Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Assistant Professor of Music Brandon Jones and Wittenberg Singers, conducted by Wendel, have a joint concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, in Weaver Chapel. This concert is special to Wendel - it is her "swan song," her final concert before retiring from Wittenberg. The pieces are all selected because of their significance to her in her 23-year career at Wittenberg. The pieces include works by Purcell, Este, Pergolesi, Mendelssohn, Casals, Elgar, Copeland, Gawthrop and MacGillivray. The orchestra will perform music by Frescobaldi, Alan Hovhaness, Gordon Jacob, William Hofeldt and Norman Dello Joio.
At 7 p.m. Sunday, April 26, Brien Sewell, bass-baritone, will present a Student Recital in Krieg Hall.
The Wittenberg Flute Choir Concert, directed by Adjunct Instructor Lori Akins will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, April 27, in Krieg Hall. They will perform a concert featuring several contrasting styles of music for multiple flutes. This includes works arranged for the ensemble as well as original works written specifically for flute choir. Music performed will include works by Boismortier, Byrd, Bizet, Scott and Caliendo. The Wittenberg University Flute Choir includes flutists performing on piccolos, C flutes, alto flutes and bass flute.
There will also be a General Student Recital at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in Weaver Chapel. This is the last general student recital of the academic year. Brien Sewell, class of 2009, organ, from Greenville, Ohio, will perform a piece by Langlois. James Dunkin, class of 2010, organ, from Marysville, Ohio, will perform a piece by Brahms. Sorauf will perform an organ composition by Buxtehude. Alex Tyack, class of 2009, baritone, from Columbus, Ohio, will also perform "Songs of Travel" by Vaughn Williams. Marisa Perez, class of 2011 from Lakewood, Ohio, will perform "Must the Winter Come So Soon" by Schubert. Lauren Butch, class of 2009 from Bay Village, Ohio, will perform a Michael Davis trombone duet with Adjunct Instructor of Music Denver Seifried.
Written By: Samantha Kimm '11
Photo By: Erin Pence
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