Steve Downs returns to the OSU Fall Recitals with his Hawaiian group “Ohana Kualoa”. Downs (guitar and vocal), Jennifer Downs (bass guitar) and Ben Fuller (Hawaiian steel guitar) perform Maui Hula by Harry Wallis, Beyond the Reef by Jack Pitman and Ohana Kualoa.
Three violinists are accompanied by Mary Anne Andersen, an accomplished pianist and teacher. Parowan High students and sisters Ruth and Sara Ipson perform. Ruth presents Massenet’s Meditation from Thais and Sara plays Chaconne by Vitali, Cedar High student Jessie Stephenson performs Edouadro Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole, Op 21, Allegro non troppo. Both Stephenson and Sara Ipson play violin with OSU.
Fred Dunnell sings There But for You Go I from "Brigadoon," with lyrics by Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. He is accompanied by Teri Kenney on the piano. This father-and-daughter team has performed together for the OSU recitals for several seasons.
Mike Wallace and Ben Bradshaw perform the bassoon duo Delta Jukebox by Peter Schickele. Wallace and Bradshaw were both featured as Halversen Young Artists during the OSU 2009-2010 Season. Wallace is the new band teacher at Parowan High and Bradshaw recently returned to SUU after serving an LDS mission.
Young pianist siblings Jack and Halle Vickers perform Sparklers by Robert Vandall. They are the children of Robbie and Elaine Vickers and study with LuAnne Keate. “We think it is important to provide community performance experience for exceptional talents,” said Sara Penny, recital director.
Lyric soprano Sally Hunter Jensen concludes the OSU Fall Recital Series with Amarilli, mia bella by Giulio Caccini and Lasciatemi morire! by Claudio Monteverdi. Jensen also plays keyboard and Carylee Zwang adds percussion to the performance. Jensen has appeared in numerous musicals, plays and operas in Cedar City as well as owning The Wizz. Zwang is the percussion section leader for OSU.
The Orchestra of Southern Utah Finale Favorites Recital is held at the St. Jude’s Episcopal Church (70 North 200 West) in Cedar City. The recital begins at 7:30pm. There is a suggested $5 donation for adults and $3 for students. Children over the age of six are welcome at all the recitals with adult supervision. OSU requests that babies and children less than six years old not attend as recitals are recorded.
For more information on OSU recitals call Sara Penny at (435) 586-2286.