Rupp and Wolf Recitals Sunday

Posted on May 4th, 2011 by

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to present two senior recitals on Sunday, May 8 in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. The afternoon opens with a senior piano recital by Tanya Rupp at 3:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., Benjamin Wolf will be accompanied by pianist Brenda Moore as he presents his senior bass trombone recital. Both recitals are free and open to the public.

Pianist Tanya Rupp is a native of Madelia, Minnesota and will graduate later this month with a major in music and a minor in classics. She is a 2007 graduate of Madelia High School and the daughter of Nancy and Edwin Rupp. She studies piano with Yumiko Oshima-Ryan. Tanya’s recital program opens with Bach’s French Suite No. 6 in E Major, followed by Mozart’s Sonata No. 11 in A Major and Claude Debussy’s Clair du Lune. The program concludes with Frederic Chopin’s Grande Valse Brillante Op. 18 in E-flat Major.

Benjamin Wolf is a native of Colorado Springs with a double major in physics and music. He is an active member of the Department of Music and plays in the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band, the Christ Chapel Brass, Brass Choir and Trombone Choir. He has studied with Scott Moore and Larry Zimmerman. With pianist Brenda Moore and the assistance of the members of The Christ Chapel Brass and trombonists Ben Whalen and Chris Gough, Ben will open his recital with Tetra Ergon by Donald White and The Impossible Joke by David Fetter. He will continue with William S. Hartley’s Sonata Breve and Frostfire by Eric Ewazen and conclude the program with the Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra by Christopher Brubeck.

Both recitals on Sunday are free and open to the public. A reception for the musicians in the recital hall lobby will follow the performances.


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