April Department of Music Events: Jazz, Baroque Cello, Chamber Music, Master Class

| March 26, 2013

Following are a few highlights to be presented by Webster University’s Department of Music during the month of April 2013. For a complete listing of Department of Music April events, click here.

April 1 and 8: Student Jazz Combos

Drawing from the mainstream of modern jazz traditions, Webster University students will present Jazz Combo Concerts on consecutive Mondays, April 1 and 8, at 7 p.m. in the Community Music School, room 10. The student combos perform under the direction of faculty members Paul DeMarinis, Tom Byrne, Dave Black, Ben Wheeler and Willem von Hombracht. Admission is $3 for the general public, free for students from other schools and University community members with valid I.D.

 

April 1: “Music for Baroque Cello”

Ken Kulosa

“Music for Baroque Cello” takes place at Monday, April 1, 7 p.m., in the Moore Auditorium. Kenneth Kulosa, cello and piccolo cello; Maryse Carlin, harpsichord; and Stephanie Hunt, continuo cello, will perform: Sonata in A Major, F. 416 by Domenico Gabrielli; Ricercar #2, G. 79 by Gabrielli; Sonata #2 in D Minor, Op. 5, no. 2 by Francesco Geminiani; Ricecar #6, G. 79 by Gabrielli; Sonata in G Major, G. 79 by Gabrielli; Suite #6 in D Major for solo cello, BMV 1012 by Johann Sebastian Bach; and Sonata in D Major, BMV 1028.

Admission is $5 for the general public, $3 for senior adults, and free for students and the Webster community with valid I.D.

April 8: “Martha Hart & Paula Kasica: Chamber Music for Voice and Harp”

Martha Hart

An evening of Chamber Music for harp, flute, voice and guitar, featuring Webster University faculty members Martha J. Hart and Paula Kasica, takes place Monday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in the Moore Auditorium. Performers include: Heaven Fan, guest harpist from Anderson University, Indiana; Paula Kasica, flutist, adjunct professor of flute; Martha J. Hart, mezzo-soprano, assistant professor of voice; and William Lenihan, guitar, director of Jazz Performance and Guitar, Washington University.

The Repertoire includes: Simple Song from Mass, by Leonard Bernstein; Tres Canciones Españolas by Joaquin Rodrigo, voice and guitar; Sonata for Flute and Harp by Adrian Schaposhnikov; Morning, Evening and Night from This Way to the Tomb by Benjamin Britten, voice and harp; and Taheke by Gareth Farr.

Admission is $5 for the general public, $3 for senior adults, and free for Webster faculty, staff, and students with valid I.D. Tickets may only be purchased at the door, which will open one hour prior to the performance.

 

April 9: Master Class by Heaven Fan

Heaven Fan

Internationally recognized harpist, Heaven Fan, will present a Master Class in various chamber works for harp, flute and voice Tuesday, April 9, from 3 – 5 p.m. in the East Academic Building, room 262. A native of Taiwan, the award-winning harpist received her bachelor’s degree with highest distinction in both harp and piano performance from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music at Griffith University in Australia, and her master’s degree, artist diploma, and Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University. Fan is currently on the harp faculties of Anderson University and the MasterWorks Festival. Student ensembles will present works of Britten, Ravel and Ibert. This event is free and open to the public.

 

April 21: Perscussion Ensemble Concert

Webster University’s Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Professor Erin Elstner takes place Sunday, April 21, 3 p.m., in the Community Music School Concert Hall.

Ensemble members include Tyler Jensen, Rob Pohlman, Garrett Lacy, Tim Moore, Eric Brooks, Elizabeth Fedorchalk and Maxine DuMaine. They will perform six pieces including: Largo by Antonin Dvorak (arranged by Claire Omar Musser); Impromptu by Stephen Ahrens; No Surprises by Radiohead; Fear Cage by Kirk Gay; Triskadekaphobia by Josh Gottry; and Jazz Variants by John Beck. Admission is $3 for the general publicand free for students and the Webster community with valid I.D.

 

April 22: Webster University Jazz Collective

James Martin

The Webster University Jazz Collective, under the direction of James A. Martin, will perform its final concert of the semester Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in the Moore Auditorium. The instrumentation for the 14-piece jazz ensemble is non-traditional: violin; alto, tenor and baritone saxophones; three trumpets; euphonium and bass trombones; piano; guitar; bass and drums.

Featured in the concert will be compositions collectively arranged by the ensemble, drawn from the rich musical heritage of American Jazz. The program includes music from: Count Basie Band by Sammy Nestico, That Warm Feeling; Don Sebesky, Song for Cymbaline; Bill Cunliffe — who, in 1989 won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Award — Napier and Samba de Milton; Cole Porter Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye; Paul McKee, That’s What I Thought; as well as several other compositions. Admission is $3 for the general publicand free for students and the Webster community with valid I.D.

 

For more information, call 314-968-7032, or the Fine Arts Hotline at 314-968-7128.

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