C-SC faculty perform during annual recital
Friday, March 18, 2011
CANTON, Mo. -- The glories of music past and present come alive at the Culver-Stockton College Faculty Recital on Thursday, March 24th at 7:30 p.m. in Merillat Recital Hall in the Brown Performing Arts Center on the C-SC campus. Each year, the C-SC music faculty invite the public to share as they bring music of a high professional caliber to the students they teach. This year, the recital features Renaissance lute songs sung by tenor Kevin Baker and a baroque cantata by J.S. Bach sung by soprano Carol Mathieson with obbligato accompaniment by violinist Jane Polett and continuo by Karla McReynolds at the organ. Also playing on obbligato, Trent Hollinger will transform the Bach oboe part on soprano saxophone.
Wolfgang Mozart’s father Leopold was a fine musician, too, as Thomas Polett demonstrates with a concerto for alto trombone by the older composer. He will be accompanied by pianist Anda Zirnitis, who will also play a very contemporary sonata by Benjamin Lees, which is characterized by constant shifts in rhythm, harmony and dynamics. Completing the tribute to contemporary composers, Trent Hollinger will play a piece for soprano saxophone by Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi.
Soprano Lacey Phillips will sing from the romantic art song repertoire, and pianist Abbie Brewer will perform all movements of the romantic Keltic Sonata by the first American composer to achieve European acclaim, Edward MacDowell.
The C-SC Faculty Recital is sponsored by the Division of Fine Arts and is offered as part of the college’s Academic and Cultural Events programming. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Division of Fine Arts Office at (573) 288-6346.
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