IWU School of Music to Present Student Recitals

November 9, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music will showcase the talent of their music students in a slew of student recitals this month.  The concerts will run from Nov. 15 to Nov. 22 and will feature a variety of composers, time periods and languages. The recitals are free and open to the public.

November 15

• Senior and mezzo-soprano Ashley Puenner will perform Sunday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. in Evelyn Chapel (1301 N. Park St., Bloomington).    Her program includes Spirate pur, spirate…O del mio amato ben by Stefano Donaudy, from Fnf Lieder by Alma Mahler, Die Beschwrung by Pauline Viardot, Mon cur s’ouvre ta voix from Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Sans, Chanson d’amour by Gabriel Faur, Si mes vers avaient des ailes by Reynaldo Hahn, Oh! Quand je dors by Franz Liszt, At the mid hour of night by Benjamin Britten and Love’s Caution by Samuel Barber.

November 21

• Senior and trombonist Matthew Luhn will perform Saturday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 N. Park St., Bloomington).

• Senior and soprano Sarah Kedzie will perform Saturday, Nov. 21 at 3 p.m in Westbrook Auditorium. Her program will feature music by Mozart, Bizet, R. Strauss, Donizetti and Bernstein, among others.

• Juniors Allison Crain, soprano, and Matthew Neylon, tenor, will present a joint concert on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. in Evelyn Chapel.  Crain will perform pieces by Ricky Ian Gordon, Copee and Daudet, Rodrigo and Vorrei Spiegarvi oh Dio by Mozart. Neylon will perform several pieces including Una Furtiva Lagrima, from Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love and songs by Roger Quilter, Schumann and Beethoven. There will be an open reception in the basement of Evelyn Chapel following the concert. 

November 22

• Senior and soprano Victoria Kensek will perform Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium. She will be performing Non so piu cosa son from Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro,” Zueignung by Strauss, Nacht und Trume by Schubert, Mesicku na nebi hlubokem by Dvorak, Standchen by Schubert, Widmung by Schumann, Vilia from “The Merry Widow” and I Love a Piano from Irving Berlin’s “Stop! Look! Listen!” 

Contact: Hannah Griffin ’12, (309) 556-3181