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Performing Arts Division to present student recital

The Alfred University (AU) Division of Performing Arts will present a Fall 2012 Student Recital on Sunday, Dec. 9 in the Miller Theater, Miller Performing Arts Center, at 3 p.m.

The recital will feature a wide variety of brass, woodwind, percussion, and piano performances. Admission is free and open to the public, and will include post-performance refreshments.

The Guzheng: Music of China class, taught by Zhongbei (Daisy) Wu of the Confucius Institute at AU, will perform Huang Zhan’s “Swordsman,” Weng Qingxi’s “Little Town Story,” and “Jingle Bells” by James L. Pierpont.

Other pieces featured during the performance will be Burns’and Feldstine’s “Why Tri” on drums; Georg Phillip Telemann’s “Sonata in A Minor,” on marimba; “The Bee” by F. Schubert on violin.

Also, “Etude in A Minor” by Martin Cuellar, Arlen’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” and C.P.E. Bach’s “Solfeggietto,” all on piano. In addition, Laurel Buckwalter, University carillonneur and music instructor, and a student will combine their talents on the piano to present von Weber’s “Sonatina in C Major for Piano Four Hands.”

Guillame’s “Petite Piece Concertante” and Johann Hummel’s “Concerto in Eb (I. Allegro)” will be performed on trumpet, while Vic Firth’s “Etude No. I” and “Etude No. X” will be played on timpani.

The finale will be a duo on snare drum with a student and faculty member Vicki Eaklor performing “Just Two” by Mitch Markovich.

The students in the recital are from the studios of Christopher Foster, assistant professor of music and director of bands; Eaklor; David Thurkins, adjunct faculty member; and Buckwalter, who will serve as piano accompanist throughout the program.