Another Busy Recital Weekend at Gustavus Planned

Posted on April 11th, 2005 by

The Department of Music at Gustavus will present five recitals this weekend as eight students combine to present their senior recitals in Bjorling Recital Hall.

Laura Johnson, a senior music major from Milaca, opens the weekend with a combination piano and percussion recital on Friday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. She has studied piano at Gustavus with John McKay and Eshter Wang and percussion with Robert Adney. Laura opens her recital with George Crumb’s Makrokosmos and Sergei Prokofiev’s Visions Fugitives and follows with works for piano by Debussy, Bach,, Gipson, Haydn and Chopin. She concludes her recital with the members of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra’s percussion section as she presents Bob Becker’s arrangement for multiple percussion of the ragtime classic, Dill Pickles.

Amanda Lodermeier takes the stage at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, to present her senior voice recital in Bjorling Recital Hall. She is a student of Professor Rebecca McConnaughey and is accompanied by pianist Britt Forsberg and assisted by several student musicians in the recital. Her program opens with a Baroque work by Leonardo Vinci, followed by two Impressionist works by Bizet. She continues with works by Hensel and Tchaikovsky, and concludes the performance with 20th Century works by Weill, Berlin and Porter and a jazz set written by Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Burke, Erroll Garner and Hugh Martin.

Sunday’s schedule opens at 1:30 p.m. as Jolene Johnson, viola and Jessica Schreiber, flute present a joint recital. Ms. Johnson, a senior from Duluth and a student of Professor Warren Friesen, opens the performance with Bach’s ‘Cello Suite III in C Major. Ms. Schreiber, a senior from Brookfield, Wisconsin and a student of Professor Ruth Giles, continues with a performance of Paul Hindemith’s Sonata for Flute and Piano, accompanied by pianist Coni Liljengren. The final work on the program is Vaughan Williams’ Suite for Viola and Pianoforte, performed by Jolene Johnson and accompanied by Coni Liljengren.

The afternoon continues with a performance by flutist Lesli Huettl at 3:30 p.m. Ms. Huettl will be accompanied by Alex Zupan, piano and assisted by her sister Lauri Huettl, flute, Lindsay Schultz, bass and Josh Carlson, drums. A native of Marshall, Minnesota and a member of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, Ms. Huettl will open her recital with Mozart’s Andante in C Major for Flute and Piano, followed by Ganne’s Andante et Scherzo and Telemann’s Fantasy for Solo Flute. She concludes her recital with works by Emil Kronke, John Rutter and Claude Bolling.

Sunday’s schedule concludes at 7:30 p.m. with a combined voice recital by mezzo sopranos Lynette Schwagerl, Kiri deLaubenfels and Catherine Rodman. Ms. deLaubenfels opens the evening, accompanied by pianist Lynette Schwagerl, with works by Handel and Purcell. Catherine Rodman continues, accompanied by pianist Erin Deutchman, with works by Scarlatti and Handel. Ms. Schwagerl then returns to the stage with accompanist Kate Ellingsen to present Virgam Virtutis by G. F. Handel. The second half of the program includes works by Montsalvatge, Handel and von Gluck, a set of showtunes by Gershwin, Lerner and Loewe, and ends with the three vocalists taking the stage for a final set of jazz and popular vocals.

This weekend’s recitals are free and open to the public.


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