Gustavus Department of Music Presents a Weekend of Recitals

Posted on November 11th, 2005 by

The Gustavus Adolphus College presents a weekend of student recitals as the end of the semester draws near. Four separate recitals are scheduled for Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20 in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. The programs are free and open to the public.

Ana and Glade Sietsema open the weekend on Saturday with a recital of piano and trombone at 11:00 a.m. Ana, a senior Latin and music double major from Lindstrom, is a piano student of Yumiko Oshima-Ryan. She will present two works by Claude Debussy and Fantasie-Impromptu by Frederic Chopin. Trombonist Glade Sietsema is a sophmore physics and music double major studying trombone with Scott Moore. He opens the program with two mazurkas by Chopin and the Cavatine by Camille Saint-Saens. The recital concludes with Sonata for Trombone and Piano (Vox Gabrieli) by Stjepan Gulek.

Dorea Ruggles, horn and Erika Galazen, guitar, join efforts at 1:30 p.m. to present this recital. Ruggles, a senior physics major from Marshfield, Wisconsin and a student of Matthew Wilson, opens with Fantasy for Horn by Malcolm Arnold. Erika Galazen continues with three solo guitar works by Robert Johnson, Francisco Tarrega, Leo Brouwer and Miguel Llobet. Ruggles returns to present two works by Richard Strauss and Franz Strauss before ending the recital with a horn quartet, The Casbah of Tetouan by Kerry Turner.

Soprano Briana Monson continues with a solo recital, accompanied by pianist Lindsey Reimnitz, at 3:30 p.m. A senior elementary education major form Lake Crystal, Briana will present works by Puccini, Bononcini, Bacon, Hundley, Debussy, Berlin, Webber and others. She will be assisted by Baritone Luke Royer, Alto Lauren Alms and Mezzo-Soprano Krista Monson.

The final recital of the weekend begins at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 20. Soprano Seyward Mattson and Mezzo Soprano Charlotte Seibel, along with pianists Britt Forsberg and Emily Majjar, join to present this voice recital. The recital includes works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Faure, Schumann, Mozart and Menotti as well as works for musical theatre by Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and pop tunes by Billy Joel and Bobby Sherman.

This weekend of recitals is free and open to the public.


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