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Wake Forest music department announces April/May events

March 25, 2008

The Wake Forest University Department of Music announces 10 performances in April and May.  All events will be held in Brendle Recital Hall and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. 

April 4-5, 9-13

“The Gondoliers.”  7:30 p.m., April 4-5, 9-12; 2 p.m., April 13.  MainStage Theatre, Scales Fine Arts Center.  One of Gilbert & Sullivan’s best-loved comic operas, “The Gondoliers” tells the story of the Gondolier brothers, Marco and Giuseppe Palmieri.  Music will be performed by the Wake Forest department of music under the direction of David Hagy, Wake Forest orchestra director, and Teresa Radomski, vocal director.  Tickets are $12/$5 students at the Wake Forest Theatre Box Office, (336) 758-5295.

April 5

Presidential Scholar Recital.  3 p.m.  Featuring Christine Eckhardt, flute. 

April 6

Senior Voice Recital.  3 p.m.  Featuring Nicole Murray, soprano. 

April 8

Collegium Musicum Concert.  8 p.m.  The Collegium Musicum Vocal Ensemble and Collegium Musicum Instrumentalists will perform a combined concert featuring sacred works, chansons and other light genres written by leading French composers of the 16th century.  The Collegium Musicum Vocal Ensemble, directed by Brian Gorelick, will sing three works by Josquin des Pres, including the “Gloria” movement from his famous “Missa Pange lingua.”  The singers will also present compositions by Guillaume Costeley, Pierre Certon, Claudin de Sermisy, and Claude Le Jeune.  The instrumentalists, directed by Thomas Turnbull, will perform sets of chansons and motets by des Pres and de Sermisy.  

April 17

University Jazz Ensemble Concert.  8 p.m.  The University Jazz Ensemble will perform a selection of traditional big band arrangements, including “Pressure Cooker” by Sammy Nestico, “High Maintenance” by Gordon Goodwin, “Rooster Parade” by Les Hooper, and “How High the Moon” by Morgan Lewis.

April 22

Student Chamber Music Concert.  8 p.m.  The Spring Student Chamber Music Concert will feature an array of small ensembles from wind quintets and flute choirs to string and piano groups.  Highlights of the concert include movements from Ravel’s string quartet and Mozart’s “Serenade in C minor” for winds.

April 24

Spring Choral Concert.  8 p.m.  Wake Forest’s choral ensembles and orchestra will combine to present a concert of choral works by French composers.  The Collegium Vocal Ensemble will present chansons from the Renaissance and 20th century, including Claude Le Jeune’s “Revecy venir du printans” and Claude Debussy’s “Dieu qu’il la fait bon regarder.”  The Wake Forest Chorale will present works by Gabriel Faure and Morten Lauridsen.  The Wake Forest Concert Choir will combine forces with the Wake Forest Chorale and University Orchestra to close the concert with Francis Poulenc’s “Gloria.”  Wake Forest voice students Johanna Young, Virginia Browne and Rebecca Henriques will perform the soprano solos in the cantata. 

April 26

Senior Voice Recital.  8 p.m.  Featuring Joshua Bennett, tenor.

April 29

University Wind Ensemble Concert.  8 p.m.  The Wake Forest University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Kevin Bowen and Philip Morgan, will perform a combination of traditional and contemporary music for the modern concert band.  Works will include “Masque” by Kenneth Hesketh, “Apollo Unleashed” by Frank Ticheli, “Four Scottish Dances” by Malcolm Arnold, and “Scootin’ on Hardrock” by David Gillingham.

May 1

Wake Forest University Orchestra Concert.  8 p.m.   The Wake Forest University Orchestra’s final concert of the season will honor Wake Forest’s overseas houses in Venice, London and Vienna.  The orchestra will perform works including “Overture to Candide” by Leonard Bernstein, “Concerto for Diverse Soloists” by Antonio Vivaldi, a short symphony by William Boyce and “Siegfried’s Rhine Journey” from the opera “Götterdämmerung” by Richard Wagner. 

For information about any of these concerts, call (336) 758-5364.

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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