School of Music to Present Junior Recitals

October 12, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – On Saturday, Oct. 23, the Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music will present three recitals, featuring six vocalists of the junior class. The performances, which are free and open to the public, will be held in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 Park St., Bloomington).

Matt Skibo and Kristin Fields will give a recital at 3 p.m. Skibo, a bass-baritone vocal performance major and a native of Normal, Ill., will perform works by R. Vaughn Williams, Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven, Jean-Baptiste Lully and Gabriel Faure. Fields, a soprano and English writing major from Woodridge, Ill., will sing selections by Leo Delibes, Reynaldo Hahn, Johannes Brahms, Max Reger, Wolfgang A. Mozart, Cole Porter and Ernest Charles. The two will close their recital with Il core vi dono, a duet from the opera Cosi fan tutte by Mozart.

At 5 p.m., Rachel Carreras and Stefan Riley will hold a recital. Carreras, a soprano vocal performance major from Naperville, Ill., will perform songs by Antonio Lotti, George Frederic Handel, Mozart, Richard Strauss, Reynaldo Hahn, Gladys Rich and Paul Bowles. Riley, a bass-baritone vocal performance major from Dorchester, Mass., will perform pieces by Claudio Monteverdi, Handel, Schubert, Hugo Wolf, Ernest Chausson, Gustave Ferrari, Victor Herbert and Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein. The recital will come to a close with La ci darem la Mano, a duet by Mozart.

The recital of Hanna Pristave and Suzanne Whitney will take place at 7:30 p.m. Pristave is a soprano vocal performance major and a native of Aurora, Ill. She will sing works by Carl Hahn, Benjamin Britten, Claude Debussy, Faure, Mozart, Clara Schumann and Robert Schumann. Whitney, a native of Glenview, Ill. is a mezzo-soprano vocal performance major. She will perform works by Schumann, Faure, Maurice Ravel, Amilcare Ponchielli and Samuel Barber. The recital will end with the duet Some Things Are Meant to Be from the musical Little Women.

For additional information on the recitals, contact the School of Music at (309) 556-3061.

Contact: Kristin Fields, ’12, (309) 556-3181