As part of the annual Honors Day festivities, the Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College is proud to present the 2013 Senior Honors Recital, Saturday, May 4, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. Selected by audition, five seniors will represent the very best of the 2013 graduating class. The five recitalists chosen to perform in the Senior Honors Recital are Taylor Frey, violin; Elizabeth Hauer, euphonium; Daniel P. Olson, piano; Anna Giles, mezzo-soprano; and Antonio Herbert, flute. The 2013 Senior Honors Recital is free and open to the public.
Anchorage, Alaska native and concertmaster of the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, Taylor Frey, will open Saturday’s recital with the Romance in F minor, Op. 11 (for violin) by Antonin Dvorak, accompanied by Beth Winterfeldt, piano. Elizabeth Hauer will follow on euphonium to present Franz Schubert’s Arpeggione. A 2009 graduate of Little Falls (Minn.) High School, Beth will also be accompanied by Beth Winterfeldt. Pianist Daniel P. Olson, a senior music education major from Madelia, Minnesota, is next on the recital and will perform the Prelude in G minor, O. 23, No. 5 by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Vocalist Anna Giles will present two works accompanied by pianist Michael Asmus for the honors recital. The Englewood, Colorado, mezzo-soprano will sing “Verborgenheit” by Hugo Wolf and “Non so piu cosa son,” from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Saturday’s Senior Honors Recital will conclude with flutist and Florida native Antonio Herbert, accompanied by pianist Beth Winterfeldt, performing Francois Borne’s Carmen Fantasy.
Saturday’s 2013 Senior Honors Recital will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus. The performance is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception honoring the recitalists in the recital hall lobby.