Friday, August 16, 2013

17th Annual Fall Recital Series Starts Sept. 3

Miriam Wagstaff is the current Utah State Fiddle Champ in her age division and performs in the  Sept. 17 recital.
The Orchestra of Southern Utah invites you to the 17th annual Fall Recital Series. Performances are every Tuesday in September, 7:30 p.m. at St. Jude’s Episcopal Church, 70 North 200 West in Cedar City. 

            The opening recital “From Baroque to Broadway”, on Tuesday, September 3, is directed by Jackie Jackson.  Broadway is brought to you by Jacob Phosander with music from Les Miserables and Parade.  Adam Lambert, Jackie Riddle Jackson and Teresa Redd perform Handel’s Gospel classic “Let the Bright Seraphim.”  Sadie Leavitt provides Pop with “Dream a Little Dream Medley.” Village Voices brings you Film Music (“Moon River”), Chorale (“When Allen-a-Dale went a Hunting”) and Big Band (“A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square”).  Cellist Deb Vradenburg provides the Classical element with “Sarabande” by LeClair; harpist Kendra Leavitt adds “Chanson La Nuit” by Carlos Salzedo; and Ashlee Rowland sings the Opera Aria “O Mio Babbino Caro” and music from Phantom of the Opera

            September 10 celebrates “All That Jazz,” an evening of jazz and cinema classics. Robert Gordon’s Jazz Ensemble starts off with movie music. The Southern Utah Quintet performs “Echoes of Harlem” by Duke Ellington, as well as “Love on the Rocks” and “Hello Again” by Neil Diamond.  Vocal group Common Ground shares Gershwin’s “Summertime”.  Haley Jean Dodgion highlights The Sound of Music. Violinist Sara and Ruth Ipson play “Schindler’s List Theme” by John Williams with Mary Anne Andersen.  David Bolsover and Adrianne Tawa perform “Notturno” by Grieg and the Allen Family presents a movie medley.

“Musical Stories” highlight September 17.  Common Ground performs “Always on My Mind,” “Land of the Navajo”, and “Nowhere Man.”    Southern Utah String Quintet plays music by Dvorak while Marin Colby and Mary Anne Andersen perform the finale of the C├ęsar Franck’s romantic violin sonata.  Pianist Jack Vickers plays “Cuentos del Matador” by Rocherolle.  Champion fiddler Mariam Wagstaff performs a traditional Irish jig, and  a‘Texas Old-Time Fiddle Style” contest set.  Festival City Singers, vocalist Fred Dunnell, and pianist Teri Kenney complete the program.

            The recital series winds up with a musical whirl-wind trip “Around the World in 80 Minutes”.  “Fandango” by Michael McLean features violin duo Tori Calamity and Jessica Chamberlain with pianist Heather Carroll.    Debra Vradenburg and Linda Brimhall bring you music by Telemann.  Local composer Hal Campbell’s “Three Somewhats and an Almost” will be performed by LuAnne Brown, Colleen Dowse, Caroleen Lee, June Thorley, Carol Ann Nyman, Benjamin Lee, and the composer himself.  Halle and Jack Vickers join for “Russian Sailors’ Dance” by Reinhold.  Brown, Dowse, Thorley, Nyman and clarinetist Sarah Solberg perform Mozart’s “Quintet in A Major, K 581.  Ben Bradshaw, Mike Wallace and Virginia Stitt play “Bassoon Trio No. 2 in G minor” by Francois-Rene Gebauer.  The Reed Trio performs “Tango and Co” by Helga Warner-Buhlmann.

            A $5 donation for adults and $3 donation for students is appreciated; children over the age of six are welcome at all Orchestra events with adult supervision.  For more information, visit ,  email, or contact Sara Penny at 586-2286.