Gustavus Honors Recital Set for Saturday Posted on April 29th, 2008 by

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College will present its annual senior Honors Recital on Saturday, May 3, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. Selected by audition, six seniors will be performing in the recital, Jessica Gehrke, bassoon, Brian Fahey, baritone, Mark Wirbisky, viola, Rachel Braband, clarinet, Christa Saeger, ‘cello and Joel Beachey, piano.

Bassoonist Jessica Gehrke opens the recital with Marcel Poot’s Ballade, followed by a performance of three movements from Franz Schubert’s Winterreise by Brian Fahey, baritone. Mark Wirbisky, viola, continues with a performance of two movements from the Sonata for Viola Solo, op. 25, no. 1 by Paul Hindemith. Senior clarinetist Rachel Braband then takes the stage to present the Clarinet Concerto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, followed by ‘cellist Christa Saeger’s performance of the first movement of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Sonata for ‘Cello and Piano in d minor, op. 40. The Honors Recital concludes with a performance of the Intermezzo in A Major, op. 118, no. 2 by Johannes Brahms by pianist Joel Beachey.

Saturday’s senior Honors Recital is free and open to the public. A reception for the recitalists follows in the lobby of the recital hall.


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