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Faculty Recital Series Begins 12th Season Sept. 11

BOONE–The Faculty Recital Series sponsored by the Mariam Cannon Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University celebrates its 12th season with an opening recital Sept. 11.

The series showcases the exceptional talents of the music faculty and provides audiences an opportunity to enjoy a variety of musical performances from vocal recitals to small ensemble performances.

Performances are held on the first Tuesday of September, October, November, February, March and April. All events will be in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall beginning at 8 p.m. The performances are free and open to the public.

Events scheduled throughout the year are subject to change. Call the Hayes School of Music at (828) 262-3020 for more information.

“An Evening of Encores” Sept.11 features a selection of quintets, duets and solos. Performing during the recital are Julia Pedigo, the Appalachian Brass Quintet, Jon Beebe, Brian Bailey, Doug James, Nancy Schneeloch, Alicia Chapman, Sandra Robertson, Rodney Reynerson, Ken Lurie, Bair Shagdaron and Doug Miller.

“An Evening of Music from Russia and Poland” Oct. 9 will be presented by piano, flute, cello, bassoon, guitar and voice faculty. The evening’s performance will feature the works of Chopin, Glazunov, Szalowski, Koskin and Tak Takishvili.

“An Evening of Music of North Carolina Composers” Nov. 6 highlights the works of four area composers–William Harbinson, Scott Meister, Dan Locklair and Tui St. George.

“An Evening with Bair Shagdaron” Feb. 5 features works by Bach and Scriabin. Shagdaron, a member of the music school’s piano faculty, is a graduate of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

“An Evening Walk Through the Zoo!” March 5 is a musical focus on the animal kingdom as music faculty perform works such as “The Song of the Birds,” “The Swan” and other compositions.

“Dance! Dance! Dance!” April 9 features a repertoire of waltzes, tangos and other selections.

Additional faculty recitals are: Sept. 13, Jon Beebe, bassoon; Sept. 18, Karen Robertson Smith, horn; Sept. 25, Frye Street String Quartet; Oct. 1, Alicia Chapman, oboe; Oct. 2, Doug Miller, clarinet, Doug James, guitar and Jacquelyn Bartlett, harp; Oct. 11, keyboard recital with Sandra Robertson, Rodney Reynerson, Bair Shagdaron and Brian Bailey; Feb.14, Todd Wright’s Valentine’s Day Concert; March 1, Nancy Bargerstock, violin and Bair Shagdaron, piano; March 26, Sandra Robertson, piano, Harold McKinney, trombone and Marianne Adams, choreographer; and April 3, Harmonie Baroque. The performances are free and begin at 8 p.m.

Other programs offered throughout the year are the Honors Recital Series highlighting student chamber ensembles, the Organ and Sacred Music Series and the Ensemble Showcase Series highlighting area high school bands, orchestras or choral groups.

The Honors Recital Series is presented in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall and is open to the public free of charge. This year’s participants are James Boldin, horn, Oct. 24; Chris Barry, piano, Oct. 28;Honors Flute Quartet, Nov. 4 Chamber Strings, Feb. 12; Elizabeth Nolan, soprano, March 7; and Krista Lapio, percussion, April 7.

The Organ and Sacred Music Series is presented on Sunday afternoons beginning at 4 in Broyhill Music Center. Admission is free. Performances begin Aug. 26 with an organ duet recital with professor emeritus H. Max Smith and Appalachian graduate David Lang. The Friendship Baptist Church Choir from Charlotte performs Oct. 7. Appalachian’s Treble Choir performs Nov. 4 and the St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church Choir from Blowing Rock performs March 3.

High schools participating in the Ensemble Series are Enloe High School Orchestra from Raleigh, Oct. 31; Leesville Road High School Choir from Raleigh, Feb. 7; and Kings Mountain High School Symphonic Band, March 28. Performances begin at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center and are free of charge.