A Saturday of Recitals at Gustavus Posted on April 9th, 2008 by

Three student recitals are scheduled to be presented on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus Saturday, April 12. Senior recitalists Andrew Jensen, percussion (1:30), and Hayden Kane, euphonium (3:30), open the afternoon, followed by vocalists Emily Moran and Tony Spain at 7:30 p.m. The three recitals are open to the public and will be presented in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall.

Andrew Jensen is a senior music education major from Owatonna, Minnesota. At 1:30 p.m., accompanied by pianist Mark LaVoie, Jensen will open the afternoon with Elliott Carter’s Eight Pieces for Four Timpani and Six Unaccompanied Solos for Snare Drum by Michael Colgrass. He will be joined by members of the percussion section of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra to present Charles Johnson’s classic Dill Pickles, a work featured on the wind orchestra’s recent concert tour in Florida. With alumni Josh Wahlstrom and Justin Schramm and current student Sara Halberg, Andy will present Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings and conclude the recital with flutist Brittany Krusemark and Philip Parker’s Beneath the Canopy.

At 3:30 p.m., Colorado Springs native Hayden Kane will present his senior euphonium recital. In his recital, he will be accompanied by pianists Bonnie Jorgensen and Mark LaVoie as well as the members of the Gustavus Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble. Hayden will open the recital with Brian Bowen’s Euphonium Music and Edward Madden’s Elegy. He continues with the solo work Blue Lake Fantasies by David Gillingham. The recital continues with the ensemble works of Londonderry Air, arranged by Keith Mehlan and Dances by John Stevens. Kane’s recital concludes with David Werden’s arrangement of Fritz Kreisler’s Liebesfreud.

Soprano Emily Moran and tenor Tony Spain join efforts to present a junior voice recital at 7:30 p.m. in Bjorling Recital Hall. With pianist Julie Sweet, Moran will present Virgam Virtutis by G. F. Handel, Vedrai Carino from Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Still Hurting by Jason Robert Brown. As solo works, Tony Spain and pianist Lynsi Espe will present Ideale by Francesco Tosti, O, My Deir Hert by Herbert Howells and Mein Herz istschwer by Robert Schumann. Moran and Spain join voices to complete the program with The Song That Goes Like This from Eric Idle and John DuPrez’ musical Spamalot.

Saturday’s recitals in Bjorling Recital Hall are free and open to the public. A reception for the recitalists follows each recital in the lobby of the recital hall.


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