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Faculty Wind Quintet
The Faculty Wind Quintet will perform their annual concert on Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in War Memorial Chapel.
Five different wind instruments will be played by faculty members in a medley of music. “The Sailor’s Hornpipe,” composed by Burnet Tuthill will be a special piece to listen for.
“It is an exciting piece full of beautiful rhythmic motives and colorful sounds produced by the various combinations of these five instruments,” said Mr. Alex Fields of the Division of Music and founder of the Faculty Wind Quintet.
This quintet was founded in 1973 and has performed a recital in April every year since. Students will enjoy this spring tradition and the beautiful music performed by their professors.
The University Singers will perform a program titled, “Amusement,” on Wednesday, April 16, at 5 p.m. in Stratton Hall.
This choir is composed of 77 students, mostly freshmen, from a wide variety of majors. Under the direction of Dr. Eliezer Yanson, faculty member in the Division of Music, the choir will sing a variety of secular entertainment pieces from the Renaissance to modern day.
“This is an all-secular concert with the purpose of entertaining our audience,” Yanson said. “The songs selections have universal subjects that people can relate to.”
With pieces from The Music Man, Star Wars, and more traditional American folk songs such as “Skip to My Lou,” alongside Renaissance madrigals, students will hear a large variety of engaging music.
“After a stressful day of classes, you can sit back and hum along to familiar tunes,” said Jocie Lindmark, a sophomore music education major and member of the choir.