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Spring student recital scheduled in Howell Hall April 5

The Alfred University Division of Performing Arts will present a student recital on Sunday, April 5, at 3 p.m., in Susan Howell Hall. This program is open to the public free of charge.

The recital will start with vocalists, accompanied on piano by Laurel Buckwalter, AU technical music specialist and University carillonneur.

Students Melanie Baker, a sophomore theater major from Greenwich, CT, and Anna Kowalczuk, a sophomore from Scarsdale, will sing “But ere we this perform” by Purcell. Michelle Courter, a senior theater major from Centereach, will perform both “che faro senza Euridice” by C.W. von Gluck and “I Want the Good Times Back” by Menken & Slater.
Next, senior pianist Rick Engels of West Valley will be performing “Solace” by Scott Joplin.

The program will continue with senior Amanda Holland, a theater major, and Baker singing “Secondary Characters” by Jeff Bowen; Ned Allen, a freshman undecided major from Durham, CT, singing “Nina”; Kowalczuk singing “Malinconia, ninfa gentile” by Bellini; and pianist Ashley Lysiak, a sophomore English major from Hilton, performing “Waltz in F Minor” by Chopin.

The program will move on to pianists Sarah Gross, a sophomore biology major from Humble, TX, playing “The Girl with the Flaxen Hair” by Debussy; Lysiak and Buckwalter playing “Romanza for Piano Four Hands” by von Weber; and Sean Ebert, a high school student from Dansville Central School, performing “Prelude in C Sharp Minor” by Rachmaninoff and “Hungarian Dance #1 for Piano Four Hands” by Johannes Brahms with Buckwalter.

Jorg Pomplun, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant at AU, and Thomas Moran, a freshman art & design major from Arlington, VA, will conclude the program, playing “Allegro from Concerto for Two Violins” by J.S. Bach.

The students in this recital are from the studios of Buckwalter; Rebecca Weaver, adjunct instructor, performing arts; Dr. Luanne Crosby, professor of voice and chorus; and Dr. Lisa Lantz, associate professor, music/strings, and chairwoman of the Performing Arts Division.

All are invited for refreshments following the program.