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Musicians from Four Continents Play 2009's Final Assembly
Oklahoma City University student musicians from four continents are featured Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the Bass School of Music’s final music assembly of 2009. Performing ensembles include a horn quartert, jazz quintet, and nine-member double bass ensemble. The concert, free and open to the public, begins at 1 p.m. in Petree Recital Hall. Pianists Jill Jantzen, Kaelyn Neal, E-Ling Chia and Hsin-I Lin will kick off the program with Antonín Dvorák’s “Slavonic Dances,” Op. 46, No. 1. Three vocalists will perform on the program. Bass-baritone Dustin Hertzog will sing with Mozart’s “Madamina, il catalogoč questo,” accompanied by Jan McDaniel, piano. Debra Jenkins will accompany Ewelina Ignaczak, mezzo-soprano, on “Che farň seuza Euridice” by Christoph Willibald von Gluck. And soprano Lauren Westlake will sing the Jerome Kern classic “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” with Steve Kennedy on piano. Cellist Josh Klossner and pianist Marcin Parys will present the second movement of Brahms’ Cello Sonata in E minor, Op. 38, followed by Nick Poss’ solo guitar rendition of “Lagrima” by Francisco Tárrega. The 4 Star Horn Quartet – comprised of James Doss, Joanna Marzec, Anderson Daniel, and Natalie Phillips – will perform Mozart’s Overture to “The Magic Flute.” The Oklahoma City University Double Bass Ensemble presents “The Christmas Song,” arranged by John Schimek. Ensemble members are Karol Kowal, Yuichi Miyazaki, Sam Hinson, Sarah Barnaby, Eric Carter, Leticia Vargas, Hamilton Pyburn, Brendan Bradford and Nick Barnaby. Sonny Rollins’ “Oleo” will be performed by a jazz quintet of Kaelyn Neal, piano; Justin Sechrist, trombone; Brian Anderson, guitar; Eric Carter, bass; and Sean Johnson, drums. The program concludes with the opening movement of Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34, featuring Marcin Parys, piano; Angelica Patricia Pereira, violin I; Natalia Cańón Valencia, violin II; Colin Waddell, viola; and Pola Benke, cello.