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Vocal and instrumental concerts, solo recitals are highlights

Highlights of January and February department of music concerts include classical and contemporary works performed by choral and instrumental groups, as well as faculty and guest artist recitals.

Events include:

A faculty recital performed by trombonist Jaime Morales-Matos with pianist Heather MacPhail at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, in Souers Recital Hall, Center for Performing Arts. Admission is free.

Flutist Sharon Winton and pianist Siok Lian Tan will perform a faculty recital at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Souers Recital Hall. Winton will also perform with guitarists Thomas Garcia and James Lentini (dean, School of Fine Arts) in a faculty recital at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in Souers Recital Hall. The trio will perform works by J.S. Bach, Villa-Lobos and Manuel Machado. The recitals are free and open to the public.

The Collegiate Chorale conducted by Ethan Sperry will give two performances, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in Kumler Chapel on Miami’s western campus. The program, titled “Peace and The Armed Man,” will feature compositions based on two medieval chants: “The Armed Man” and “The Mass for Peace.” The concert will alternate selections based on the themes of war and peace, including the chants themselves, in addition to music by renaissance, classical and contemporary composers. Tickets are $7 for the public and $5 for students and youth.

Flutist Karl Kraber will be featured guest artist for a recital and master class on Sunday, Feb. 24, with pianist Heather MacPhail. The recital is at 3 p.m. and the master class at 4:30 p.m. in Souers Recital Hall. Admission is free.

The Miami University Symphony Orchestra directed by Ricardo Averbach will perform a joint concert with University of Dayton Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jiang Liu at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Hall Auditorium. The groups will perform “Scheherazade” by Rimsky-Korsakov, music from “Star Wars” by John Williams, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Finlandia by Sibelius and March Slave by Tchaikovsky. Admission is free.

The Men’s Glee Club conducted by Ethan Sperry will present the final concerts in their centennial celebration at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 28 and 29, and at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in Hall Auditorium. This special event will feature music from the first concert performed by the Glee Club in 1908 including Early American hymns and Appalachian folk tunes, as well as contemporary spirituals, world music and popular selections.

The Glee Club will be joined onstage for the second half of the concert by alumni singing favorites from the past five decades including “Brothers Sing On,” the famous Ave Maria by Franz Biebl, and their signature versions of “Johnny Schmoeker” and “Java Jive.” Tickets are $7 for the public and $5 for students and youth.

Gary A. Speck will conduct a joint concert with Miami’s Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in Hall Auditorium. Admission is free.

For ticketed events, tickets are available at the box office in the Shriver Center. Call 9-3200 or order online, www.tickets.muohio.edu.

Date Published: 12/13/2007
Volume: 27   Number: 12

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