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Provost's Faculty Showcase Celebrates New Academic Year

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Aug. 30, 2011) – The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Central Missouri presents the opening of the fall Department of Music performance season as he hosts the 2011 Provost’s Faculty Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, in Hart Recital Hall. “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue” is the theme for the concert, which celebrates the beginning of the new academic year.

For “Something Old,” the audience will have the opportunity to enjoy the premier performance of Tian Tian, the newest member of the Department of Music piano faculty, as she performs “Hungarian Rhapsody” by Franz Liszt, followed by soprano Stella Roden and tenor David Adams performing “Non arrestar il colpo” from Act III, Scene 3 of “Otello” by Giocanno Rossini.

Pianist Mia Hynes will accompany Michael Bersin as he presents “Requiebros” by Gaspar Cassado on cello. Hynes also will accompany tenor Jacob Sentgeorge as he performs “Ou voulez-vouz aller” by Charles Gonoud, followed by David Stagg on trombone and Wes True on piano performing “Expressivo” and “Swinging” from “Sonata for Bass Trombone and Piano” by Alec Wilder. This will be Stagg’s final Faculty Showcase performance prior to his planned retirement in December.

For the “Something New” segment of the program, Eric Honour will perform “Harvey for Saxophone and Video,” followed by “Something Borrowed” with  John Rutland on the viola performing “Sarabande” and “Allemande” from “Suite in G Major for Solo Cello, BWV 1007” by J.S. Bach.

For “Something Blue,” the quartet of David Aaberg on trumpet and flugelhorn, Gary Moege on guitar, John Check on bass and Michael Sekelsky on drums will present “Hot House” by Ted Dameron. Completing the program, Scott Lubaroff will direct the performance of “A Blue Streak” by James Syler performed by an ensemble of woodwind, brass and percussion faculty and guest performers.

The public is invited to attend at no charge. Patrons will have an opportunity to the meet faculty at a reception following the program in the reception area outside Hart Recital Hall.

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