Under the supervision of Dr. Lawrence Johnson, Associate Professor of Voice, the evening will feature faculty members collaborating on a variety of Latin instrumental and vocal selections. Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel and Dr. Willem van Schalkwyk will perform the piano duet "Romance sans paroles" by Carlos de Mesquita. Dr. Virginia Stitt, bassoon, Sarah Solberg, clarinet, and Hilary Stravros, oboe, will perform “Tango” and “Bolero” from Five Dances for Reed Trio. Soprano Carol Ann Modesitt, Professor and Director of Opera and Voice, soprano, will sing “La Maja y el Ruiseñor” from Goyescas by Enrique Granados (“The Spanish Lover and the Nightingale”), accompanied by Dr. van Schalkwyk on piano. Dr. Johnson, tenor, will sing "La Partida" by Fermin Maria Alvarez, accompanied by Tracey Bradshaw. Kind of Blue, the SUU Faculty Jazz Combo, will perform “Spain” by Chick Corea. The Combo features Dr. Thomas Herb on saxophone, Dr. Bohnenstengel on piano, Tyson Cazier on guitar, Gary Joe Howe on percussion and Jesse Maxwell on bass. Other performers scheduled to appear include Dr. Adam Lambert on trumpet, Dr. Lynn Vartan on percussion and soprano Jackie Jackson.
According to Dr. Johnson, “Fiesta celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Latin music both popular and classical. This year’s faculty recital is so proud to be part of SUU’s celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month and there is no better way to commemorate the Hispanic community than with music.”
Fiesta is presented in association with the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery’s celebration and exhibit of renowned landscape artist Jim Jones, Jim Jones: The San Blas Years (September 12–November 9, 2013), SUU is hosting other unique events and workshops which center on Jones’ time in Mexico, and honor the culture and people that inspired the artist during this pivotal time in his career. All of these events are free and open to the public, and many present a special opportunity to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15–October 15, 2013). To get involved in these exciting events, or for more information, please visit: http://www.suu.edu/pva/artgallery/.
Fiesta promises to be a rich musical treat that is to be enjoyed and savored. Please attend this entertaining evening featuring SUU’s Department of Music faculty. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.