(Story by Megan Maricle-Roberts ’14)
The Department of Music at Gustavus is pleased to present Ben Whalen in his senior trombone recital on Saturday, April 27, at 3:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public.
Ben is a music and religion major from Germantown, Wisconsin. He is the son of Jim and Nancy Whalen. Ben is the recipient of the Björling Music Scholarship and studies with Larry Zimmerman. He is a member of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, the Choir of Christ Chapel and the Christ Chapel Brass. For this concert, Ben will be accompanied by Beth Winterfeldt.
This recital opens with Benedetto Marcello’s Sonata in A minor, followed by Concerto for Trombone and Piano by Launy Grøndahl, A Hymn for the Lost and the Living by Eric Ewazen, and Arthur Pryor’s Thoughts of Love. Ben will be assisted by a small trombone choir to perform Pavane by Gabriel Faure. Ben and the other members of the Christ Chapel Brass will take the stage to conclude the program with Ben’s arrangement of Phoebe Knapp’s Blessed Assurance and Victor Ewald’s Quintet No. 1 in B-flat minor.
Ben Whalen will present his senior trombone recital on Saturday, April 27, at 3:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall. The recital is open to the public.