Student Recitals Fill Weekend with Music at Gustavus

Posted on April 21st, 2006 by

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College invites the public to attend a variety of student recitals set for the weekend at the college. The four events will be held in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall, include a variety of performances ranging from flute to piano to voice, and are free and open to the public.

Trevor Potter and Karin Hedstrom open the Saturday, April 29, schedule at 11:00 a.m. with a shared senior piano recital of works by French composer Claude Debussy. Their solo performances include Debussy’s Deux Arabesques, Minstrels, La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin, and Valse Romantique. The recital concludes with a duet, the Petite Suite for Four Hands.

At 1:30 p.m., seniors Heather Danckwart, soprano and Kendall Svobodny, mezzo soprano, combine efforts to present their senior voice recital, accompanied by pianists Ben Marti and Lindsey Reimnitz. With solo and duet performances, the two vocalists will present classical works by Rossini, Schumann and Schubert, as well as works for musical theatre by Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menken.

Katie Fillius, soprano, presents her senior voice recital, accompanied by Ana Sietsema, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the recital hall. Her progam includes works from Handel’s Messiah, Leo Delibes’ Sous le dome epais from the opera Lakme, Una donna a quindici anni from Mozart’s opera Cosi fan tutte and concludes with contemporary works by Jake Heggie and Edwin Penhorwood.

The weekend’s recitals concludes as Mankato native Brittany Krusemark presents a flute recital accompanied by pianist Dawn Gehlhar. Krusemark, a second year student and 2004 graduate of Mankato West High School, opens her recital at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 30. She will perform C. P. E. Bach’s Sonata in G, the Syrinx by Claude Debussy, the Allero Assai movement from Friedrich Kuhlau’s Duo Concertante, Op. 10, and Eldin Burton’s three-movement Sonatina for Flute and Piano.

The weekend’s recitals are free and open to the public. A reception for the performers will be held in the recital hall lobby following each recital.


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