By Michelle Oertner '16
Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2013 14:03
March’s First Wednesday Recital showcased a wide variety of music with pieces coming from the late 1600s to the early 1900s.
Julia Campbell ’15 performed Density 21.5 by Edgard Varese on unaccompanied flute. Density 21.5 is a rather unique piece that poses a great number of difficulties to the performer, but Julia made it seem effortless, performing with grace, technique, and musicality through the strange rhythms and the well-tuned crazy high notes.
Cassidy Madison ’16, accompanied by Professor Darin Lewis, sang Caro Mio Ben, composed by Giuseppe Giordani. Cassidy’s rich soprano voice melded beautifully with Professor Lewis’s skilled piano accompaniment, conveying great emotion to tell the story of the piece through the language barrier.
Madeline Friese ’15, on oboe, with Professor Nobuo Kitagawa on piano, performed J.S. Bach’s Sinfonia Adagio from Cantata BWV 156. Madeline transported herself and her audience into the world formed by the piece, effectively translating the story.
The last performance of this recital was Kathryn Schwacha ’16, with Professor Anna Maria Marzullo on piano, singing Weep You No More from Seven Elizabethan Op. 12 by Roger Quilter. Kathryn’s full soprano really brought out the bittersweet message of the song. She performed well, making it not only a vocal performance but a visual one as well, using facial expressions and body language to emphasize the story.
This month’s First Wednesday Recital was very well put togther with four amazing performances and while they were all extremely different from each other, it flowed together and showed off the talents of our fellow students.