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  • Going from “Broke” to Broadway
    by kcsg.com news
    Published - 08/27/13 - 02:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Adam Lambert. Orchestra of Southern Utah photo.
    Adam Lambert. Orchestra of Southern Utah photo.
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    (CEDAR CITY, Utah) - The Orchestra of Southern Utah is going “for broke” at their From Baroque to Broadway recital on Tuesday, September 3 at 7:30 pm. This theatrically musical evening features a little something for every taste. It takes place at St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Cedar City. Jackie Riddle Jackson directs this recital.

    Adam Lambert and Jackson perform Handel’s Gospel classic “Let the Bright Seraphim.” Lambert is SUU recently accepted the position as director of bands and brass studies at Southern Utah University. Prior to coming to SUU, Lambert directed the band and brass programs at Chadron State College in Nebraska, where he conducted the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and Athletic Bands and coordinated the brass studio. Lambert and his wife now both perform with OSU. He plays trumpet and she plays trombone. Jackson directs the women’s choir In Jubilo. She is also an adjunct professor at SUU, teaching Music Education, Voice. Teresa Redd performs piano for this number. She is a music teacher at Canyon View Middle School and has performed extensively throughout the area as a pianist.

    Jackson also performs with Village Voices, who bring you Film Music (“Moon River” by Mancini and Mercer, arr. Coates), Chorale (“When Allen-a-Dale went a Hunting” by Robert Lucan Pearsall) and Big Band (“A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square” by Manning and Sherwin, arr. Puerling). Village Voices is composed of Jackson, Melisa Wright, Jamie Atkin, Melissa Leavitt, Kateland Aams, Kim Sanders, Paul Hatch, Dee Rich, Anny Hansen, Sterling Young, John Carpenter, and Mark Mellstrup.

    Cellist Deb Vradenburg provides the Classical element with “Sarabande” by LeClair. Vradenburg recently attended the 'CelloSpeak Workshop for Adults' in Bryn Mar, Pennsylvania with 74 other cellists. She enjoys playing piano, violin and cello, and also the 'viola da gamba'. “I especially enjoy being a part of OSU,” Vradenburg stated. “This is my first time participating in The Recitals. I appreciate the work involved by everyone to make this happen.”

    Harpist Kendra Leavitt adds “Chanson La Nuit” by Carlos Salzedo. In addition to harp, Leavitt has performed multiple times with the SUU piano ensemble under the direction of Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel.

    Sadie Leavitt provides Pop with “Dream a Little Dream Medley.” Ashlee Rowland sings the Opera Aria “O Mio Babbino Caro” and music from Phantom of the Opera. Broadway is brought to you by Jacob Phosander with music from Les Miserables and Parade.

    A $5 donation for adults and $3 donation for students is appreciated; children over the age of six are welcome at all Orchestra events with adult supervision. For more information, visit www.OrchestraofSouthernUtah.org or email osucedarcity@gmail.com.

    The 17th annual Fall Recital series celebrates the wide variety of musical talent in our area. The series continues each Tuesday during September.

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