All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more information about ticketed events, call (304) 293-SHOW. For information about any College of Creative Arts event, call the Publicity Office at (304) 293-4359. Events on this calendar are subject to change. For the latest information, see our web calendar at www.ccarts.wvu.edu/ or check the WVU College of Creative Arts Facebook page.
Monday, April 14
VIOLA STUDIO RECITAL, 6 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). Students in the studio will perform works by Bach, Bloch, Vaughn Williams, Clarke, Bruch, and Hindemith.
SENIOR RECITAL, Kristi Holstein, violin, 8:15 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). Assisted by Jake Sandridge. The program will include works by J.S. Bach, Franz Schubert, and Camille Saint-Saëns.
Tuesday, April 15
WIND SYMPHONY CONCERT, conducted by John Hendricks, III, Christopher J. Nichter, and conducting graduate student Chelsea Corrao, 7:30 p.m., Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre. Ticketed Event. For tickets and information, call 304-293-SHOW. The 50-member WVU Wind Symphony is a select group of the finest wind and percussion performers within WVU. The program will include: Overture to “Colas Breugnon” by Dmitri Kabalevsky; “Echoes and Elegies” by David Williams, (a graduate of the WVU School of Music); “Circus Polka” by Igor Stravinsky; “Variants on a Mediaeval Tune” by Norman Dello Joio; “A Festival Prelude” by Alfred Reed; “Easter Monday on the White House Lawn” by John Philip Sousa; “Shortcut Home” by Dana Wilson; and “The Frozen Cathedral” by John Mackey.
PUPPET SHOW, “Peter and the Wolf,” directed by Joann Siegrist; assistant director Megan Hansberry, 7:30 p.m., Antoinette Falbo Theatre. Free and open to the public. The narrator will be Jay Malarcher of the School of Theatre and Dance. Music will be provided by the WVU Wind Quintet, under the direction of Cynthia Anderson. Info: 304-293-2020.
JOINT STUDENT RECITAL, Katti Grosso, soprano, and Devan Balaguer, mezzo-soprano, 8:15 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). They will be joined by pianist Khe Sin Koo. Works by Offenbach, Schubert, Faure, Debussy, Bellini, and more!
Wednesday, April 16
GUEST ARTIST MASTER CLASS, George Vosburgh, principal trumpet and Martha Brooks Robinson Chair of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Museum Education Center. Free and open to the public. Vosburgh, a celebrated soloist and lecturer is internationally acclaimed for his virtuosity on the trumpet in recordings, concerts and recitals, as well as many guest artist performances in such locales as the Bonn Festival at Rolandsek, Germany, the Ravinia Festival, Chicago, and the Curs Internacional de Musica in Valencia, Spain. Vosburgh won a Grammy award as Best New Classical Artist in 1985 for the Reference recording of Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat” with Chicago Pro Musica. He is a Bavarian Radio International Music Competition prize winner and a Gold and Platinum Record recipient for his work with the New Age music ensemble Mannheim Steamroller. Vosburgh is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and previously performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as the youngest member of the orchestra’s world-famous brass section.
SENIOR CONCERTO RECITAL, Jacob Sandridge, piano, 6 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). A recital of all-Soviet composers! The program will include: Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue No. 24; Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableaux in D-minor, Op. 33, No. 5; the first movement of Khachaturian’s Piano Concerto; Ligeti: Etude – Arc en Ciel; and Kapustin: Variations (Rite of Spring), Op. 40.
GUEST ARTIST RECITAL, Ryan Muncy, saxophone, 8:15 p.m., Antoinette Falbo Theatre. Featuring works by Marcos Balter, Chaya Czernowin, and Andrea Agostini. Muncy is a saxophonist who performs, commissions, and presents new music. His work emphasizes collaborative relationships with composers and artists of his generation and aims to reimagine the way listeners experience the saxophone through contemporary music. He is a recipient of the Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists as well as a Fulbright Fellowship and has participated in the creation of more than 100 new works for saxophone. His debut album, “HOT,” was released by New Focus Recordings in October 2013. Since 2010, Muncy has been the executive director of Ensemble Dal Niente, a 20-member contemporary music collective described by the Chicago Tribune as “super-musicians” and “a model of what contemporary music needs, but seldom gets, to reach and engage a wider public.” Muncy received a doctorate from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music. He currently teaches saxophone at Northern Illinois University’s School of Music. This recital is part of his guest artist residency at WVU. He will also present a master class with the saxophone studio on April 17. For more information, see Muncy’s website at: http://ryanmuncy.com/.
MASTER’S RECITAL, Sarah Perconte, soprano, 8:15 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).
Thursday, April 17
GUEST ARTIST MASTER CLASS, Ryan Muncy, saxophone, 9 a.m., Room 440. Free and open to the public. As part of his guest artist residency at WVU, Muncy will also present a master class with students in the WVU Saxophone Studio of Dr. Michael Ibrahim. (See information about his recital above.) Muncy is a founding member of Anubis Quartet, a multi-faceted chamber group established in 2007 with the aim of reshaping the saxophone quartet genre. During that time, the quartet has commissioned more than 40 new works and remains one of few worldwide in which all four players perform regularly on the entire battery of saxophones. Muncy performs frequently at international festivals and series, as well as on classical radio stations WQXR (New York) and WFMT (Chicago). He performs regularly with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Talea Ensemble, and the Grant Park Symphony, and has held numerous residencies at universities across North America and abroad. For more information, see Muncy’s website at: http://ryanmuncy.com/.
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT, 8:15 p.m., Lyell B. Clay Theatre. Ticketed Event. For tickets and information, call 304-293-SHOW. The nationally acclaimed WVU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mitchell Arnold, will perform its final concert of the 2013-2014 school year, featuring a remarkable program. WVU Composer-in-Residence John Beall’s “Autumn Fire” is a new work that he composed for the occasion of his retirement this year. The program will also include a new violin concerto by Christopher Jones, a composition student of Dr. Beall’s and also a member of WVUSO’s cello section. In addition, the Symphony Orchestra will Leo? Janáček’s “Sinfonietta,” and the quick, sparkling “Slavonic Dance” by Antonín Dvořák. WVU Director of Choral Activities Jeffery Redding will also join the orchestra as guest conductor, to direct the WVU Choirs and faculty soloist in a performance of Schubert’s “Mass in G Major.”
Friday, April 18
Spring 2014 School of Music Ticketed Events
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