FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 24, 2013
Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
College of Performing & Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Photo credit: Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel is among the faculty performers at SUU's Fiesta! Photo: Courtesy of Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel
FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: FIESTA: A FACULTY RECITAL CELEBRATING LATINO MUSIC
WHAT: The rich harmonies and colors of Latin music will fill the air when SUU’s Department of Music presents Fiesta: A Faculty Recital Celebrating Latin Music. Join members of SUU’s Music faculty on Monday, October 7, 2013 starting at 7:30pm. Under the supervision of Dr. Lawrence Johnson, Associate Professor of Voice, the evening will feature faculty members collaborating on a variety of Latin instrumental and vocal selections.
WHO: Southern Utah University, Department of Music
WHEN: Monday, October 7, 2013
WHERE: Thorley Recital Hall, Music Building, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
PRICE: Free and open to the public.
INFO: www.suu.edu/arts or Arts Hotline: (435) 865-8800
SUU’S DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC OFFERS
“FIESTA: A FACULTY RECITAL CELEBRATING LATIN MUSIC”
OCTOBER 7, 2013
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: The rich harmonies and colors of Latin music will fill the air when SUU’s Department of Music presents Fiesta: A Faculty Recital Celebrating Latin Music. Join members of SUU’s Music faculty on Monday, October 7, 2013 starting at 7:30pm. The performance will be at Thorley Recital Hall in SUU’s Music Building and the event is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.
Under the supervision of Dr. Lawrence Johnson, Associate Professor of Voice, the evening will feature faculty members collaborating on a variety of Latin instrumental and vocal selections. Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel and Dr. Willem van Schalkwyk will perform the piano duet "Romance sans paroles" by Carlos de Mesquita. Dr. Virginia Stitt, bassoon, Sarah Solberg, clarinet, and Hilary Stravros, oboe, will perform “Tango” and “Bolero” from Five Dances for Reed Trio. Soprano Carol Ann Modesitt, Professor and Director of Opera and Voice, soprano, will sing “La Maja y el Ruiseñor” from Goyescas by Enrique Granados (“The Spanish Lover and the Nightingale”), accompanied by Dr. van Schalkwyk on piano. Dr. Johnson, tenor, will sing "La Partida" by Fermin Maria Alvarez, accompanied by Tracey Bradshaw. Kind of Blue, the SUU Faculty Jazz Combo, will perform “Spain” by Chick Corea. The Combo features Dr. Thomas Herb on saxophone, Dr. Bohnenstengel on piano, Tyson Cazier on guitar, Gary Joe Howe on percussion and Jesse Maxwell on bass. Other performers scheduled to appear include Dr. Adam Lambert on trumpet, Dr. Lynn Vartan on percussion and soprano Jackie Jackson.
According to Dr. Johnson, “Fiesta celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Latin music both popular and classical. This year’s faculty recital is so proud to be part of SUU’s celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month and there is no better way to commemorate the Hispanic community than with music.”
Fiesta is presented in association with the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery’s celebration and exhibit of renowned landscape artist Jim Jones, Jim Jones: The San Blas Years (September 12–November 9, 2013), SUU is hosting other unique events and workshops which center on Jones’ time in Mexico, and honor the culture and people that inspired the artist during this pivotal time in his career. All of these events are free and open to the public, and many present a special opportunity to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15–October 15, 2013). To get involved in these exciting events, or for more information, please visit: http://www.suu.edu/pva/artgallery/.
Fiesta promises to be a rich musical treat that is to be enjoyed and savored. Please attend this entertaining evening featuring SUU’s Department of Music faculty. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespeare Festival, the performance group Acclamation, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at email@example.com.