Double Bass, Clarinet and Saxophone Recitals Saturday

Posted on April 19th, 2010 by

The Department of Music at Gustavus continues the spring schedule of senior and junior recitals with performances by double bassists Kelsey Manning and Michael Nesbit, clarinetist Sara Thorstenson and saxophonist Pauli Jackson this Saturday, April 24 in Bjorling Recital Hall. These student recitals are free and open to the public.

The duo of Kelsey Manning and Michael Nesbit open the afternoon performances with their recital at 1:30 p.m. Nesbit, a senior with a major in psychology and minor in business management from Blue Earth, Minnesota, will begin the program with Timothy Goplerud’s Solo Sonata for String Bass. Mike is a 2006 graduate of Blue Earth Area High School and the son of Ron and Gaye Nesbit. He is then joined by Kelsey Manning for Charles Hoag duet Forever Tango. Following the tango, Kelsey remains on the stage to conclude the recital with Bach’s Viola da gamba Sonota No 2 in D Major. Manning is a junior from Des Moines with majors in mathematics and management and the daughter of Kelley and Joyce Manning and a 2007 graduate of Hoover High School in Des Moines.

At 3:30, senior recitalists Pauli Jackson and Sara Thorstenson present their final recital in Bjorling Recital Hall. Jackson, a 2006 Duluth Denfeld graduate with majors in biochemistry, biology and chemistry and a minor in music. She is the daughter of Ann and Jeff Jackson and will open the recital with Henri Tomasi’s Ballade for alto saxophone and G. F. Handel’s 6th Sonate. Sara Thorstenson, a 2006 graduate of Mounds View High School is the daugher of Nancy Stutzman and Darrel Thorstenson of Arden Hills with a major in biology and a minor in music. Sara will open her portion of the recital with Paul Hindemith’s 4-movement Clarinet Concerto and the first movement of Mozart’s Clarinet concerto in A Major. The recital includes Michael Torke’s July for saxophone quartet and Amilcare Ponchielli’s Il Convegno Divertimento per due Clarinetti with Thorstenson on clarinet and Jackson on soprano saxophone.

Saturday’s recital is free and open to the public. Receptions for the musicians will follow the recital in Bjorling Lobby.


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