Department of Music spring events

April 14, 2014, 3:05 pm

Evening of Chamber Music Tues., Apr. 22
The Music Department will present an evening of chamber music 7:30 p.m., Tues., April 22, in Swayne Auditorium at the Brandt Center. Chamber works will be featured for various combinations of instrumental ensembles, including piano ensembles, guitar ensembles, and percussion ensembles.

Percussion ensembles will perform a collection of traditional calypso songs arranged for marimbas by director David Gluck, “Basically Broke Blues” (performed on marimbas), “Jovial Jasper,” a traditional xylophone rag-time piece by George Hamilton Green, and “Underdog Rag” by Emil Richards.  Percussion students involved are Audrey Avrit (Helvetia, Ore.), Braedon Gerdes (Buhl, Idaho), Jimmy Lawrence (Prineville, Ore.), Karina Muffley (Nampa, Idaho), and Eric Stone (Caldwell, Idaho).

The NNU guitar ensemble will perform “Flores de Malaga” by George Rist. This ensemble will include Kyle Stuck (Yakima, Wash.), Justin Morris (Deer Park, Wash.), Lani Nelson (Meridian, Idaho) and Miles Wilson (Salem, Ore.).

Piano ensembles will perform a variety of piano duets, duos and quartets, including Piazzolla’s “Libertango,” Dvorak’s “Slavonic Dances,” Faure’s “Dolly Suite,” and Joplin’s “Maple Leaf Rag” (arranged for two pianos, eight hands by piano ensemble director, Dr. Walden Hughes).

Students participating in the piano ensembles include Abbey Askren (Bend, Ore.), Lavinia Budurovici (Nampa, Idaho), Curtis Garner (Horseshoe Bend, Idaho), Glenna Garvey (Coleville, Wash.), Ally Harrigan (Sparks, Nev.), Lorae Lindstrom (Nampa, Idaho), Michelle Huttema (Parma, Idaho), Jimmy Lawrence (Prineville, Ore.), Melodee McGregor (Twin Falls, Idaho), Karina Muffley (Nampa, Idaho), Krista Niswander (Boise, Idaho), Austin Thomas (Lewiston, Idaho), Elli Winslow (Great Falls, Mont.), and Paul Zukowski (Salem, Ore.).

The percussion ensembles are coached by David Gluck, author of the book “Rhythms of the Game” co-authored with New York Yankee great Bernie Williams, the guitar ensembles by Eddie Wheeler, both affiliate NNU instructors, and the piano ensembles by Music Professor Dr. Walden Hughes.

The public is warmly invited to attend; there is no admission charge. Contact person:  Dr. Walden Hughes 989-2680

Schedule of recitals

  • B.J. Howard Vocal Recital in Emerson Aud., Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Melodee McGregor Recital in Fine Arts Rm. 222, Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Kaitlyn Haley Harp Recital in NNU Little Theatre, Monday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m
  • Lani Nelson Senior Recital in NNU Little Theatre, Wednesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Holly Sheffield Senior Vocal Recital in Emerson Aud., Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Jimmy Lawrence Senior Recital in Swayne Aud., Sunday, May 4 at 3:00 p.m.

Crusader Choir and Orchestra present Great Hymns of our Faith Sat., April 26
The Department of Music is excited to invite you to our upcoming concert, Great Hymns of our Faith. Plan to join us on Sat., April 26, at 7:30 p.m., in Swayne Auditorium for an evening of dynamic and moving hymn arrangements performed by the Crusader Choir and Orchestra. This ensemble has had many acclaimed performances throughout the region this year, and you will not want to miss this evening. Prepare to be moved, challenged and uplifted as we worship the Lord through these songs.

Tickets for the evening are $5 and can be purchased at the door or in advance through the music office (208) 467-8413.

The concert will include both old and new hymns of various styles. Songs included are: “How Great Thou Art,” “All The Way My Savior Leads Me,” “It Is Well With My Soul,” “All Creatures of Our God and King,” “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,” “Come People of the Risen King,” “Peace Like a River,” “Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal,” “My Eternal King,” “God’s Great Love,” “The People of God,” “Jesus Saves,” and “Let the Nations Be Glad.”

–Dr. Philip Miller, Chair, Department of Music and Director, Crusader Choir and Orchestra

Jazz Revival and Northwesterners Spring Concert
This concert will be held in the NNU Little Theatre, Thursday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m.

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