BOONE—Pianist, woodwind musicians, vocalists and more will take the stage Feb. 2 at Appalachian State University. That’s when faculty from the Hayes School of Music presents the annual “A Musical Potpourri” recital in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free to the 8 p.m. performance.
Oboist Alicia Chapman and bassoonist Jon Beebe will open the evening with the overture to Andre Jolivet’s “Sonatine.” Alfred Reed’s “Hora” will be performed by clarinetist Douglas Miller and guest pianist John Coffey.
Two compositions by Robert Schumann will be performed by pianist Rodney Reynerson. They are “In the Evening” and “Soaring,” both from Schumann’s “Fantasy Pieces, Op. 12.”
Next on the program is “Porini, Porini, Porini!” performed by bassoonist Jon Beebe, followed by three works for voice performed by soprano Julia Pedigo – “In the Beginning” from “Of God and Cats” by Jake Heggie, “The Monk and His Cat” from “Hermit Songs” by Samuel Barber and “Gato” from “Five Canciones populares argentinas, Op. 10” by Alberto Ginastera. Rodney Reynerson will provide the piano accompaniment.
Pianist Hiu-Wah Au will perform Mozart’s “Rondo in F Major, K. 494.” Soprano Priscilla Poerterfield, accompanied by pianist Rodney Reynerson, will perform Francis Poulenc’s “A sa guitar” and “Les Chemins de l’Amour.”
Clarinetist Andrea Cheesman will perform Willson Osborne’s “Rhapsody.” Tenor John Fowler and pianist Rodney Reynerson will perform Victor Hely Hutchinson’s “Old Mother Hubbard.”
The evening concludes with Chopin’s “Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62, No. 2” performed by pianist Bair Shagdaron and “Sounds from the Hudson” by Herbert L. Clarke performed by trumpet player James Stokes and guest pianist Kasey Stokes.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.