Weekend at Gustavus Includes Senior Recitals by Walters and Likely

Posted on March 15th, 2016 by

Vocalist Hannah Walters in Concert with Gustavus Jazz Lab Band

Vocalist Hannah Walters in Concert with Gustavus Jazz Lab Band

A busy spring semester continues this weekend at Gustavus Adolphus College as seniors Hannah Walters, voice & viola and Caleb Likely, trombone, present their final Gustavus recitals in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. Walters will present her recital with pianist Bonnie Jorgensen at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 and Likely at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 20. Both recitals will be presented at no charge and will be open to the public.

Hannah Walters is a music and psychological science double major from Buffalo, Minnesota, and studies with both Dr. Justin Knoepfel and Dr. Michael Jorgensen. She is a 2012 graduate of Buffalo High School and the daughter of Joanne Jarvis and William Walters of Buffalo. With pianist Bonnie Jorgensen, violist Lindsey Taylor and the members of G Sharp, Hannah will present a combined voice and viola recital on Saturday, March 19 at 3:30 p.m. She’ll open her recital with a set of works by Marco Antonio Cesti, Franz Liszt and Mikhail Glinka before joining with violist Lindsey Taylor to perform Frank Bridge’s Lament for Two Violas. She’ll continue with La Zingara by Gaetano Donizetti and I Hate Music! by Leonard Bernstein before concluding her senior recital with the members of the vocal a cappella ensemble G Sharp in Vanessa Carlton’s A Thousand Miles.

On Sunday, March 20, Caleb Likely will present his senior recital in Björling Recital Hall at 1:30 p.m. Caleb is a graduate of SW Minneapolis High School and the son of Sandra and James Likely.

Caleb Likely, trombone (4th from the right), in Concert

Caleb Likely, trombone (4th from the right), in Concert

He is a double major in music and computer science and studies trombone with Dr. Scott Moore. With Szu-Ling Wu, piano, Caleb will present solo and combined works for both tenor and alto trombone. He’ll open Sunday’s recital with Paul Creston’s Fantasy for Trombone and Orchestra, before being joined by bass trombonist Cory Lau for Charles Small’s Conversation for tenor and bass. Likely with then welcome the Corda String Quartet to the stage to perform the “Tango” from Saglietti’s Suite. Before concluding his senior recital with a performance of Eric Ewazen’s Sonata for Trombone and Piano, Caleb will again call bass trombonist Cory Lau to the stage, with tenor trombonist Joshua Mason, to perform the “Kyrie” from W.A. Mozart’s Requiem.

This weekend’s senior recitals by Hannah Walters and Caleb Likely will be followed by a reception for the musicians in the recital hall lobby. Admission to both recitals is open to the public at no charge.

 

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