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