Sunday, February 05, 2012

From Beethoven to Vibraphone: Top HSU Music Students Perform Honors Recital

Ten student solo performers from the six Humboldt State Music Department areas (voice, piano, percussion, strings, woodwinds and brass) will perform in an Honors Recital on Sunday February 5 at 2 p.m. in the Fulkerson Recital Hall.

HSU Music faculty in each of these areas chose one or two student performers for honors at the end of the fall semester. “This recital is a way to showcase our most talented music students,” said HSU professor Elisabeth Harrington, “and also to encourage them to bring their most professional selves to their final exam, since it is also an audition for this public performance.”

Participants include vocalists James Gadd (singing “Soliloquy” from Carousel by Rodgers & Hammerstein) and Brandy Rose (singing a selection from the opera The Elixir of Love by Donizetti.)

Guitarist Daniel Fair will play an Improvisation by famed gypsy jazz pioneer Django Reinhardt, and guitarist Samuel Shalhoub will perform a Fantasia by Luis de Narvaez.

Pianist Madeline Shapiro will perform the Rondo in C major by Beethoven. Percussionist Dylan Williams plays a piece by HSU professor Eugene Novotney, and Nev Mattinson plays Tim Huesgens’ “With A Mazy Motion” on vibraphone. Other participants include Rachel Kamradt (oboe), Audrey McCombs (tuba) and Chauncey Arkfeld (piano.)

The HSU Music Department Honors Recital is performed on Sunday February 5 at 2 p.m. in the Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus in Arcata. There is no admission charge. A reception follows the recital.

Pictured: Rachel Amradt, oboe; Chauncey Arkfeld, piano; James Gadd, baritone; Brandy Rose, soprano; Madeline Shapiro, piano.

Media: Tri-City Weekly, Humboldt State Now, Arcata Eye, Lumberjack

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