Senior Recitals Weekend at Gustavus Posted on May 4th, 2009 by

Four senior recitals will be featured on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus this weekend as the spring semester music schedule is in full swing. Recitals on Saturday, May 9, include Sara Hallberg, organ in Christ Chapel at 1:30 p.m., Heidi Larson, soprano and piano at 3:30 p.m., and David Lick, tenor at 7:30 p.m. in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. Sunday, May 10, includes a percussion recital by Andrew Haaheim at 7:30 p.m.

Organist Sara Hallberg, a senior from River Falls, Wisconsin, begins her recital at 1:30 p.m., May 9 in Christ Chapel. Her performance includes works by Pachelbel, Bach, Challahan and Richter and concludes with three settings of Lobe den Herren (Praise to the Lord, the Almighty) by Hans Micheelsen, Wayne Wold and David Cherwien. Sara studies with David Fienen.

Saturday’s schedule continues at 3:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall with pianist and soprano Heidi Larson from Avon, Minnesota. Heidi’s recital includes works for solo voice and solo piano. She is assisted in this program by pianists Elizabeth Winslow and Zachary Coles and guitarist Dan Braak. The program includes works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Kern and Schubert. Heidi studies piano with Esther Wang and voice with Michael Jorgensen.

Tenor David Lick concludes Saturday’s schedule at 7:30 p.m. with his vocal recital in Björling Recital Hall, accompanied by Elizabeth Winslow. A student of Michael Jorgensen, David will perform works by Copland, Bernstein, Schumann and Mahler. He will be joined by the Gustavus Cantorum, a seven-voice vocal ensemble, to conclude his program.

Sunday, May 10 brings Chaska native and Gustavus senior percussionist Andrew Haaheim to the Bjorling stage at 7:30 p.m. A biology and life science teaching major, Andrew has been significantly involved with the music program at Gustavus, studying with Paul Hill and a member of several ensembles. His recital on Sunday will include work for solo percussion as well as combo and small ensembles by J. S. Bach, Mongo Santamaria, the Gershwin brothers, Paul Sarcich, Duke Ellington, Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic and others.

The senior recitals this weekend are free and open to the public.


Comments are closed.