UW-Green Bay to hold faculty horn recital

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music program will present a faculty horn recital Sunday, March 6, featuring Prof. Michelle McQuade Dewhirst.

The free recital will be at 4 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts and is open to the public.

The recital will feature three pieces written by McQuade Dewhirst as well as works by Olivier Messiaen and Mark Schultz.

“This recital gives me an opportunity to share two musical passions: contemporary solo literature for the horn and my original compositions,” McQuade Dewhirst said. “The works I’m performing are quite different from one another on the surface, but they can be linked together thematically. They each utilize many unusual and colorful techniques for the horn and they each are musical representations of resonant landscapes.”

McQuade Dewhirst will be joined by fellow professors Eric Hansen, clarinet; David Severtson, piano; and special guests Michael Dewhirst, cello; and Michael Hall, viola.

McQuade Dewhirst is an assistant professor of music and teaches music theory and horn at UW-Green Bay. She received a bachelor’s degree in horn performance from Ithaca College and a doctorate in music composition from the University of Chicago.


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