UWS Recital Series kicks off with Trillium concert
Lively percussion performances, classical opera, a tribute to American musical icon George Gershwin, and the return of the popular piano trio Trillium are among the highlights of the 2008-2009 schedule of the University Recital Series at the Univ...
Lively percussion performances, classical opera, a tribute to American musical icon George Gershwin, and the return of the popular piano trio Trillium are among the highlights of the 2008-2009 schedule of the University Recital Series at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
University Recital Series memberships are now on sale for $50, which provides a ticket to every performance. For more information or to purchase a membership, call 394-8115 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Tickets for individual performances are sold at the door if seats are available. Individual tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.
Presented by UWS's Department of Music, the University Recital Series features a variety of soloists and small ensembles performing in the intimate setting of Webb Recital Hall in the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center.
This season, the Sept. 23 performance will take place at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 820 Belknap St.; the Oct. 16 performance will be held in Thorpe Langley Auditorium in Old Main; and the Feb. 10 performance takes place in the Rothwell Student Center Skylounge. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 8-26 -- Art Faculty Show in Kruk Gallery in Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center. Free. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Call in advance, 394-8391. Reception from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 11 in the gallery.
Sept. 23 -- Trillium Piano Trio. One of the Twin Ports' popular classical ensembles returns to the University Recital Series featuring pianist Dr. Beth Gilbert, violinist Dr. Erin Aldridge, and cellist Rebecca Peterson. All members of the UWS music faculty and the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra; they are joined by faculty violinist Kevin Hoeschen in performing a romantic chamber music repertoire.
Oct. 16 -- Percussionist William Leon. A member of the Bogata Philharmonic Orchestra since 1988, Leon is a renowned performer of Colombia's folk music. He is joined in this recital by his wife, violist Luz Helena Salazar, as well as UWS music faculty Dr. Pamela Bustos on clarinet and Nixon Bustos on double bass.
Nov. 18 -- Soprano Vicki Fingalson and Baritone Jeffrey Madison. UWS's new voice faculty members, soprano Dr. Vicki Fingalson and baritone Jeffrey Madison, make their University Recital Series debut performing art song and operatic duets. This husband-and-wife duo also will perform duets from Mozart operas and a scene from Carlisle Floyd's "Susannah."
Feb. 10 -- Greg Kehl Moore and Friends. Moore, director of jazz studies at UWS and an active performer, composer and scholar, is joined by special guest Tanya Moore and a host of talented friends in performing "The Music of George Gershwin." In addition to performing at UWS, Tanya Moore has acting credits in dramatic and comic theater, television commercials and film.
March 10 -- Percussionist Brett Jones . Jones, who teaches percussion and percussion ensemble at UWS, uses a wide range of instruments and objects for his lively performances. He is a member of the newly formed Percussion Duo North and is known as an expert on the marimba music of Robert Kreutz.
April 14 -- Faculty Chamber Music Concert. The evening will showcase the talents of the UWS Music Department faculty. These artists -- who have studied, taught and performed around the world -- promise a performance that is varied and delightful.
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