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ASU School of Music hosts concerts Nov. 22-23



Article Published: Nov. 19, 2009 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011

Concerto-aria competition finalists perform Nov. 22
Finalists in the Hayes School of Music concerto-aria competition will perform Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center's Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

The annual competition identifies the most advanced performers in the Hayes School of Music and gives them the opportunity to gain experience as featured soloists. The winners of the competition will be selected by a panel of judges from students who perform during the recital.

Violists Allen Fitzpatrick will perform the first movement of William Walton's "Concerto for Viola and Orchestra." Flutist Katie Grunwald will perform the first movement of "Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra" by Gordon Jacob. Pianist Lindsey Vickers will perform the first movement from Robert Schumann's "Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54."

Gian Carlo Menotti's "Monica's Waltz" from "The Medium" and Puccini's "Un bel di vedremo" from "Madame Butterfly" will be sung by soprano Katherine M. Edahl. The allegro from Beethoven's "Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73" will be performed by pianist Aaron D. Ames.

Violinist Vanessa Chumbley will perform the allegro from Sibeleus' "Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47." Maurice Ravel's "Introduction et Allegro" will be performed by harpist Callie Mitchell.

Piano accompanists for the competition are Christina Hayes, P.J. Heebner, Elizabeth Hill, Rodney Reynerson, Bair Shagdaron and Susan Slingland.

Works by student composers Nov. 23
The works of student composers in Appalachian State University's Hayes School of Music will be performed Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center's Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

The composers are students of Dr. Scott Meister, a member of the music faculty at Appalachian.
The Honors String Quartet will perform Brittany Dunton's "Crayon Box," Duncan Boatright's "Musica Instrumentali," Nathan Brown's "Impressions of a Gift" and "Saunter" from Jonathan Carter's "Three Un-danceable Dances for String Quartet."

William Watson's "Agoraphobic Lapse" will be performed by a brass quintet. Jonathan Carter will perform his piano composition "Songs of the Avian Variety."

Andrew M. O'Keefe's "In the Olive Grove" for organ and choir will be performed by organist Rodney Ward and a 19-member vocal ensemble.

Also on the program is David Hunt's "Profane Dances for Brass Quintet."

Hayes String Quartet performs Nov. 23
The Hayes String Quartet from Appalachian State University's Hayes School of Music will perform Nov. 23 at 6:15 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center's Recital Hall. Admission is free.

The program features Shostakovich's "String Quartet No. 6 in G Major, Op. 101," Mendelsohhn's "String Quartet No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 12" and Frank Bridge's "Sir Roger de Coverley."
Quartet members are violinists Danice Desir and Kimberly Zeigler, violist Joanna Pepple and cellist Kimberly Zimmerman. All are graduate students in the music school.

The quartet is coached by Hayes School of Music faculty members Nancy Bargerstock and Eric Koontz.

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