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Have You Herd? January 2010 Faculty Grand Recital

Faculty Grand Recital Takes to Stage Jan. 29 

Have You Herd?  |  January 2010

Eleanor Glazener to Receive Grandiose Award

Brass, wind, string, piano and voice will fill the air when the Department of Music at West Texas A&M University presents its 26th annual Faculty Grand Recital at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts in Amarillo.

Performing members of the WTAMU faculty will present an evening of music ranging from the classical to the contemporary as a musical thank you to everyone who has supported the department throughout the year. Performances include instrumental to voice from soloists to quartets.

“This is our second year to perform in the Globe-News Center, and we look forward to presenting our ‘gift’ to the community,” Dr. Cloyce Kuhnert, associate professor of music and chair of the Faculty Grand Recital committee, said.

An added highlight to the evening’s program will be the presentation of the Grandiose Award to Eleanor Glazener. The award was created in 2009 by the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities and recognizes Glazener’s commitment and support of fine arts to both WTAMU and the community.

Glazener, a graduate of the University, has a long history of support and devotion to WTAMU. In 1992, she helped establish the H. Eugene Worsham/Brown Graham and Company Scholarship in the College of Business and the Gene and Eleanor Glazener Scholarship in the College of Agriculture in 2005. She continued her support in 2008 with generous funding for the Eleanor Glazener Presidential Honor Scholarship to help an aspiring musician pursue the study of music. Glazener is a member of the WTAMU Friends of Fine Arts and served as president in 2002 and 2003. She also serves on the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities Board of Advisors as well as several community organizations. The Grandiose Award winner will be honored at a special reception following the recital.

Vocalists for the evening’s recital will include Dr. Robert Hansen—tenor, professor of music, performing Bernstein’s “Maria” from West Side Story, and Dr. Joe Ella Cansler—soprano, associate professor of music, singing “Il faut partir” from La Fille du Regiment with Dr. Robert Krause, professor of music, on the English horn.

A faculty brass quartet comprised of Dr. William Takacs—trumpet, assistant professor of music, David Lough—trumpet, graduate student in music performance, Guglielmo Manfredi—horn, instructor of music, and Raimondo Morales—trombone, assistant professor of music, will perform “Divertimento.” A faculty jazz quintet featuring Doug Storey—saxophone, associate professor of music, Dr. Russ Teweleit—trumpet, assistant professor of music, Sean Vokes—piano, Nicholas Scales—bass, instructor of music, and Dr. Susan Martin Tariq—drums, professor of music, will play “Straight, No Chaser.”

Other instrumental performances scheduled for the recital are listed by faculty member and performance piece.

• Tariq—xylophone, “Concertino for Xylophone”
• Dr. Tina Carpenter—bassoon, professor of music, Storey—clarinet, and Dr. Choong-ha Nam—piano, assistant
  professor of music, “Concertpiece No. 2”
• Dr. Keith Redpath—violin, Harrington lecturer of music, Emmanuel Lopez—cello, Harrington lecturer of music, and
  Dr. Denise Parr-Scanlin—piano, assistant professor of music, “Dumky Trio, op. 90”
• Don Lefevre—alto sax, associate professor of music, “Flight of the Bumblebee”
• Scales—double bass, “B.B. Wolf”
• Lopez—cello, and Nam—piano, “Sonata for Piano and Cello in D Major, op. 58”
The recital is free and open to the public. Tickets for the reception are priced at $30 each and offer preferred seating at the recital. To reserve tickets for the reception, call Joe Bill Sherrod at 806-651-3252.

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