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AU student singers, musicians to perform in consecutive Sunday programs
11/03/10

This month, Alfred University will host two student performances on consecutive Sundays — a vocal recital Nov. 14 at Susan Howell Hall and an instrumental program Nov. 21 in the new Miller Theater. Both performances begin at 3 p.m. and are open to the public free of charge.

On the 14th, 12 student singers will perform works from the classical, jazz, and musical theater repertoire in Susan Howell Hall. On the 21st, the musical program will feature flutists, an oboist, a percussionist, and pianists.

Laurel Buckwalter, University Carillonneur, will provide piano accompaniment for both recitals.
Student singers in the Nov. 14 concert include senior theater major Anna Kowalczuk of Scarsdale, soprano, performing “An die Nachtigall Batti, batti, bel Masetto;” senior English major Julia Baird of Canandaigua, soprano, singing “Go Away From My Window;” senior art and design major Christiana Allen, a soprano from Fairport, presenting “Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye;” junior art and design major Jasmine Hill, soprano from Upper Darby, PA, offering “Unforgettable But Beautiful;” and junior biology major Hope Barnum, a soprano from Fairport, singing “The Sky Above The Roof.”

Also performing will be: sophomore Pattilyn McLaughlin of Acra, a soprano, presenting “Into the Night” and “Georgia on My Mind;” sophomore Corissa Fanning of Morrisville, a soprano who will perform “Till There Was You” from “The Music Man;” junior psychology major Ned Allen, a baritone from Durham, CT, offering “The Black Dress” and “I Could Write a Book;” first-year student Crystal Luk, a soprano from Hong Kong who will perform “Le Violette;” junior philosophy major Ryan Maggio of North Collin, tenor, who will perform “Bali Ha’l” and “Being Alive;” senior theater major Melanie Baker from New York City, an English/theater major and soprano singing “Nacht und Traume” and “Moonfall;” and Laura Burke, a sophomore soprano from Fulton, who will perform “Lied der Mignon.”

On Nov. 21, the student flutists featured are Yuhan Wang, a sophomore accounting major, playing “Idylle,” by Godard; Calista Merritt, a senior psychology/gerontology major, playing “Scherzino” by Andersen, and Michaela Stone, a senior majoring in early childhood development/childhood education and mathematics, performing the “Antique Suite” by Rutter.

In addition, oboist Geoffrey Cheung, a freshman from Hong Kong, will perform the first movement of the “Poulenc Sonata for Oboe. ”

Pianists Nicole Cline, a freshman from Potsdam; Rebecca Smith, a freshman art & design major from Glenside, PA; Liz Wager, a senior English major from Jamestown; and Luk from Hong Kong will present works by Beethoven, Bch, Rachmaninoff, and Chopin.

Percussionist Mike Chrabaszcz, a senior mechanical engineering major from Elmira, will perform snare drum and xylophone solos.