Weekend Features Four Student Recitals

Posted on April 3rd, 2011 by

The Department of Music opens a busy spring recital season this weekend with four senior recitals spread across the weekend. Performances this weekend include Abigail Williams, soprano, Logan Arndt, horn, Noah Setterholm, piano and Katy Sandberg, alto saxophone. All four recitals will be presented in Björling Recital Hall, are free and open to the public.

Vocalist Abigail Williams opens the weekend on Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. With accompanist Emily Roedinger and assisting musicians Josh Williams, Marie Williams, Matt Klun and Jessica Gjerde, Abigail will perform works by Giovanni Maria Clari, Claude Debussy, Richard Strauss, Stephen Schwartz, Maury Yeston and others. She is biology major with a minor in geography and is the daughter of Dean and Michelle Williams of Shakopee. She studies voice with Rebecca McConnaughey.

Logan Arndt is a senior music major from Lamberton, Minnesota. Accompanied by pianist Brenda Moore, Logan will open his recital on Saturday, April 9 at 1:30 p.m. His recital will include works by Paul Hindemith, Vincent Persichetti, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms. He is a member of the Gustavus Wind and Symphony Orchestras, the Kalmar Quintet and studies horn at Gustavus with Matt Wilson.

Saturday’s performance schedule continues at 3:30 p.m. with a senior piano recital by Noah Setterholm. An ACS chemistry major from St. Paul, Minnesota, Setterholm will perform Prelude and Fugue No. 2 by J. S. Bach, the Sonata Op. 27 No. 2 C# minor by Ludwig van Beethoven, Etude Op. 10 No. 3 in E Major by Frederic Chopin, and the Prelude No. 12, Op. 32 in G# minor by Sergei Rachmaninoff. To conclude his senior recital, Noah will premiere his own composition, New Dream, written earlier this year for this recital. He studies with Yumiko Oshima-Ryan.

Senior alto saxophonist Katy Sandberg will present her recital in Björling Recital Hall at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. Accompanied by pianist Beth Winterfeldt, Katy will be assisted by her instructor, John Engebretson, and her father, Craig Sandberg. Her program will include works by Paule Maurice, Alfred Reed, Robert Muczynski, Johann Joachim Quantz, Arthur Franckenpohl and Darius Milhaud. In addition to her work in music, Katy is a communications major and management minor.

All four senior recitals will be presented in Björling Recital Hall and are free and open to the public.


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