Schultz, Peterson & Hinman Set for Student Recitals

Posted on May 8th, 2012 by

May 12 and 13 mark the final weekend of junior and senior recitals from the Gustavus Department of Music for the academic year at Gustavus Adolphus College. The weekend features senior soprano Alisson Schultz on May 12 in Jussi Björling Recital Hall and junior organist Meghan Peterson and junior harpist Kimmy Hinman on May 13 in Christ Chapel. Both recitals are free and open to the public.

Soprano Alisson Schultz is a senior psychology major from Marshall, Minnesota, and studies voice with Gustavus music instructor Molly Clinefelter. Her recital is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on Saturday, May 12. She will be accompanied by pianist Matt McFarlane. Alisson’s recital program opens with classical works from Cosi fan tutte by Mozart, Grieg’s My Johann, and selections by Mussorgsky, Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, and Amilcare Ponchielli. The second half of the recital enters the more contemporary world of music with works by Jason Howland, Gilbert & Sullivan, Adam Guettel and a set of three works by Jason Robert Brown.

Organist Meghan Peterson and Harpist Kimmy Hinman will present their junior recital at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 13 in Christ Chapel. Meghan Peterson is a secondary education and mathematics major from Rochester, Minnesota, and studies organ with Christ Chapel Organist and Cantor Chad Fothergill. Kimmy Hinman, a native of Longmont, Colorado, is a double major in French and biology and studies harp with instructor Phala Tracy. Peterson will open the recital on the Christ Chapel organ with Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by J. S. Bach followed by Hinman presenting the first movement of George Frederick Handel’s Harp Concerto in B flat. The solo performances continue with Eleanor Plunkett by Turlough O’Carolan, the Andante tranquillo movement from Sonata II in A, Op. 65 by Felix Mendelssohn, Dubussy’s First Arabesque, Rutter’s Toccata in Seven and Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin. The performers combine talents for the final work on the program with their arrangement for organ and harp of Yann Tiersen’s Comptine d’un Autre Été from the film Amelie.

These student recitals are open to the public at no charge. Receptions for the musicians will follow the performances.


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