BOONE—Faculty members from the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University will celebrate April’s arrival with an April 5 program titled “An Evening of Spring Renewal” that is based on compositions related to water or spring.
The recital begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.
What better way to open the program with Douglas Miller’s arrangement of Johann Strauss Jr.’s waltz “Voices of Spring, Op. 410” for clarinet. Miller will be accompanied by pianist John Coffey. “Venetian Gondola Song, Op 19, No. 6” and “Venetian Gondola Song, Op. 30, No. 6” by Felix Mendelssohn will follow, performed by pianist Hiu-Wah Au.
Next on the program is “Jewel Lake” by Bill Douglas. The composition will be performed by bassoonist Jon Beebe and pianist Junie Cho.
Pianist Rodney Reynerson will perform “Prelude in D-flat Major, Op. 28, No. 15” also known as “Raindrop,” by Frédéric Chopin and “Gardens in the Rain” by Claude Debussy.
The gospel song “Storm Comin’” by Ruth Moody will be performed by vocalists Lauren Hayworth, Suzi Mills and Jenny Snodgrass.
Violinist Nancy Bargerstock and pianist Bair Shagdaron will perform the fourth movement of another “rain” composition –“Sonata, Op. 87 “Regen (Rain) Sonate” by Johannes Brahms.
“Auf dem Wasser zu singen,” which means on the water to sing, will be performed by mezzo-soprano Priscilla Porterfield and pianist Rodney Reynerson. The composition is by Franz Schubert.
Trumpet players James Stokes, Brent Bingham, David Marvel and Brittney Self will perform “Water Games” by Scott Meister.
The evening concludes with “Whitewater Rapids” from Eric Ewazen’s “Roaring Fork.” Performing the composition will be flutist Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham, oboist Alicia Chapman, clarinetist Andrea Cheeseman, horn player Karen Robertson and bassoonist Jon Beebe.
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.