UW-Green Bay Music will feature seven student musicians during its Student Honors Recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. It is free and open to the public.
The concert will begin with Jamie Rodgers, Pulaski, a student of Prof. Cheryl Grosso, performing Nebojša J. Živković’s “Iliaš” on the marimba. James Letellier, Whitewater, baritone, a student of Assistant Prof. Courtney Sherman, will take the stage next, performing Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Songs of Travel” and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “An Chloe.” Ryan Dummer, Green Bay, a student of Assistant Prof. Michael Rector, will accompany Letellier before taking his turn to perform. Dummer will play Johannes Brahms’ “Intermezzo in A Minor, Op.118 #1,” “Intermezzo in A Major, Op.118 #2” and “Intermezzo in E Minor, Op.119 #2.”
Student Matt Hillman, Appleton, will perform next, playing “I Hear a Rhapsody” (Jack Baker, George Fragos, Dick Gasparre) and “Something Tells Me” (Jane Herbert Hall) on guitar. Hillman is a student of Associate Prof. Stefan Hall, a Humanistic Studies faculty member and Music adjunct. Hillman will be followed by McKenna VanDerLeest, Green Bay, an alto saxophone student of Associate Prof. John Salerno. She will perform “Piéces caractéristiques en forme de suite” by Pierre Max Dubois. Nicholas Schommer, Jackson, baritone, also a student of Sherman, will then perform Gabriel Fauré’s “Lydia” and Franz Schubert’s “Die Winterreise.” Pianist Nicholas Saldaña, Green Bay, also a student of Rector, will perform last, playing Frederic Chopin’s “Ballade No.2 in F Major, Op. 38.”
This is the 17th event of the 2014-15 season for UW-Green Bay, an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu/music.