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Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music to present three concerts beginning March 24

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University will present three concerts March 24 through March 28. The performances will take place on the university campus. Admission is free, and, unless otherwise noted, a live stream of the performances will be available at https://music.appstate.edu. Details of the events are as follows:

Collegium Musicum, 8 p.m. March 24, Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center
The Collegium Musicum offers student instrumentalists and singers at Appalachian opportunities perform music from the 16th through 18th centuries in a historically informed manner. Performers in the collegium master early music performance styles on both their own instruments and on reproductions of period instruments from the Hayes School of Music’s collection.

The March 24 performance will include two works by J.S. Bach: “Trio Sonata in G Major, BWV 1038” and “Largo ma non tanto, BWV 1043.”

Also featured will be “What power art thou” from “King Arthur,” Henry Purcell’s opera, and “Va Tacito” from “Guilio Cesare,” Georg Frideric Handel’s opera.

Georg Philipp Telemann’s “Quartet in G Major, Tafelmusik” will conclude the program.

Andrea L. Cheeseman, bass clarinet, 6 p.m. March 26, Recital Hall, Broyhill Music Center
Dr. Andrea L. Cheeseman is a professor of clarinet at Appalachian. This recital will feature several works for solo bass clarinet from the 20th century, including David Lang’s “Press Release,” described in program notes as “highly rhythmic,” and Jennifer Bernard Merkowitz’s “Les Crapauds de La Fontaine.” The piece by Merkowitz reflects Cheeseman’s interest in electroacoustic music.

Cheeseman and Dr. Christina Hayes, pianist, will perform Kenji Bunch’s “Industrial Strength,” which “is inspired by the sounds, motions, and powerful forces of factories, assembly lines and other machine generated industry,” program notes say. Hayes is an adjunct assistant professor of collaborative piano at Appalachian.

Cheeseman will perform pieces No. 2 and 3 from Michael Lowenstern’s “10 Children,” which consists of 10 pieces, each with a melody approved by the composer’s daughter.

“An Evening of Musical Colors,” 8 p.m. March 28, Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center
Several faculty at Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music will perform in this concert.

Dr. Jon Beebe, a professor of bassoon, and Dr. Junie Cho, piano, will perform Ron Nelson’s “And the Moon Rose Golden.” Cho is an adjunct instructor of collaborative piano and class piano. Dr. Linda Larson, soprano, will sing Arnold Schoenberg’s “Waldsonne, Op. 2, No. 4,” accompanied by Dr. Bair Shagdaron. Larson is the conductor of the Appalachian Chorale. Shagdaron is a professor of piano.

Melissa Lesbines, an adjunct instructor of collaborative piano, will perform Oliver Messiaen’s “Two Preludes.” Dr. Karen L. Robertson, a professor of horn, will play Steven Winteregg’s “Blue Soliloquy.”

Dr. Priscilla Porterfield, mezzo-soprano, will sing two pieces by Elinor Remick Warren: “Tawny Days” and “White Horses of the Sea.” She will team up with Dr. Rodney Reynerson, a professor of piano. Porterfield is also the vocal area coordinator and director of the Treble Choir. Reynerson will perform Charles Griffes’ “The White Peacock.”

Dr. Nancy Bargerstock, a professor of violin, and Dr. Bair Shagdaron, a professor of piano, will perform Libby Larsen’s “Blue Piece for Violin and Piano.”

Vocalist Lauren Hayworth and Andy Page, guitar, will perform Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes’s “No More Blues.” Hayworth is also the executive assistant to Dr. William Pelto, dean of the Hayes School of Music. Page is an adjunct instructor of jazz guitar.

Dr. Jennifer Snodgrass, a professor of music theory, will sing two songs: “Over the Rainbow,” by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg, and “True Colors,” by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly. She will be joined by Greg McCandless on bass.

Shagdaron, Reynerson and Cho will perform Percy Grainger’s “Green Bushes.”

Note: No live stream will be available for this performance.

About the Hayes School of Music

The Hayes School of Music prepares young musicians for professional lives as performers, composers, music educators, music therapists, conductors and music industry professionals, ensuring the next generation of musical leadership for the state, region and nation. Noted for quality instruction by national and internationally recognized faculty musicians, the school offers four undergraduate degree programs and three graduate-level programs.

About Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

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