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Carroll concert will feature three distinguished guests

April 19, 2013

WAUKESHA, WIS.— Carroll University’s Concert Choir and Wind Symphony will present a joint performance on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The ensembles will work with distinguished guests to enhance their final performance of the 2012-13 academic year.

The concert will be at 8 p.m. in Shattuck Music Center, 218 N. East Ave., Waukesha. This event is free and open to the public.

Concert Choir is directed by Dr. Kristina Boerger, associate professor of music. She has commissioned James Bassi, a composer from New York, for a new work, Seven Last Words for soprano, alto, tenor, bass chorus and piano. He will be in attendance for the performance.

“I am pleased to share with my students the work of some of the finest musicians in the world, and to present the world premiere of a piece written just for them, for the second year in a row,” Boerger said. In spring 2012, the Concert Choir performed a new Stabat Mater by Jonathan David.

Also joining the Concert Choir will be Laxmi Sarathy of Chicago. A student of classical Indian music, she will accompany the choir’s performance of a Hindustani raga with her dancing in the Kathak tradition.

Lawrence Dale Harper, professor of music, leads Carroll’s Wind Symphony. For this concert, Italian maestro Filippo Sallemi will be the guest conductor. He is music director of Banda Musicale Città di Bevagna, and has selected “Corona d’Italia” and “Marcia per il Sultano” by Gioachino Rossini.

Also on the program is “Chorale and Shaker Dance” by John Zdechlik, and “Rest” by Frank Ticheli, which will be performed by the Wind Symphony with the Youth Wind Orchestra of Wisconsin.

For more information, contact the Music Office at 262.524.7182 or dlemere@carrollu.edu.

 

Contact: Tiffany Wynn    (262) 951-3104

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