Enjoy These End-of-Semester Spring Concerts with ASU’s Hayes School of Music

Published Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 1:57 pm

Compiled by Kaitlan Morehouse and Jessica Isaacs

Do you like music? Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music will sponsor recitals, ensembles, concerts and bands from ASU faculty, staff and students alike as the spring 2016 semester draws to an end.

These events are the culminating work for most students, who have been working hard and rehearsing throughout their educational experience to showcase what they’ve learned.

Read on to find out about the students events, which will be free and open to the public.

Do you need more information? Contact Lynn Beebe at 828-262-3020 or beebems@appstate.edu.

ASU Hayes School of Music 2015 Symphony

April 21: Faculty and Alumnus Piano Recital, 8 p.m.

An Appalachian State University faculty and alumnus piano recital will feature Bair Shagdaron and Maxim Shagdaron and held on Thursday, April 21, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

Maxim Shagdaron will begin the recital with “Prelude in B Minor, BWV 855a” by Bach, followed by “Arabesque No. 1, Andantino con moto” and “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy.

Next, Bair Shagdaron will perform “Sonata in C Minor, Op. 111” by Beethoven.

Maxim Shagdaron will return to will perform “Prelude Op. 28, No. 4 in E Minor,” “Prelude Op. 28, No. 13 in F-sharp Major,” “Prelude Op. 28, No. 15 in D-flat Major” and “Etude Op. 25, No. 1 in A-flat Major” by Chopin.

Bair Shagdaron will conclude the recital with “Widmung, Op. 25, No. 1” by Robert Schumann and two pieces by Chopin, “Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62, No.2” and “Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante, Op.22.”

Bair Shagdaron was born in Moscow and began studying music at age 4. He studied at the prestigious Moscow Gnesin Music School for Gifted Children and the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where he obtained a doctorate degree in piano performance. He is an accomplished soloist and has performed throughout the U.S., Russia, Japan, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Belgium and Mongolia. He joined Appalachian’s faculty in 2000 and serves as professor of piano.

Maxim Shagdaron, the son of Bair Shagdaron, is a graduate of Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music. He is a prizewinner of several piano competitions, including the Concerto-Aria Competition at Appalachian. He is currently the pianist/organist at Grace Lutheran Church in Boone.

April 22: Nick Paolino/Graduate Cello Recital, 6-7 p.m.

Hayes School of Music will sponsor Nick Paolino and ASU graduate students in a Cello Recital from 6 to 7 p.m. at Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall.

Check back here for more information.

April 22: Saxophone Concert, 8 p.m.

Scott Kallestad, a Hayes School of Music associate professor, will give a faculty recital on the saxophone Friday, April 22, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

His recital will begin with his performance of “Fantaisie” by Denis Bédard.

Then, he will perform “Cadenza” by Lucie Robert.

Movements four and three of Astor Piazzolla’s “Tango-Etudes” will come next on the program, followed by “Piece for Tenor Saxophone and Electronics” by Andrew Watts.

The recital concludes with “Partita” by Erwin Dressel.

April 23: Alumni Choir Concert, 8 p.m.

Hayes School of Music will present an alumni choir concert on Saturday, April 23, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

The concert will be conducted by Stephen M. Hopkins. The choir features 48 graduates of the Hayes School of Music.

Program selections will be chosen from the following:

  • “Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit” by William L. Dawson
  • “If Music Be the Food of Love” by David C. Dickau
  • “Flanders Fields” by Paul A. Aitken
  • “I Am in Need of Music” by David Brunner
  • “Feller From Fortune” arranged by Harry Somers
  • “Loch Lomond” arranged by Jonathan Quick
  • “Let Me Fly” arranged by Robert DeCormier
  • “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need” arranged by Mack Wilberg

Visit the event page for more information.

April 24: AMTSA Benefit Concert, 2-3 p.m.

Hayes School of Music will sponsor the American Music Therapy Service Association (AMTSA) Benefit Concert from 2 to 3 p.m. at Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

Donations will be collected at your admission.

AMTSA strives to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world.

The organization works on behalf of music therapists and the recipients of music therapy services.

Visit AMTSA online and the ASU event page for updates.

April 25: ASU Concert Band Performance, 8 p.m.

The Appalachian Concert Band will perform Monday, April 25, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

The performance will be conducted by John Stanley Ross and John Whitwell and graduate conductors Matthew Brusseau and Onsby C. Rose.

The performance will begin with “Procession of the Academics” by David Maslanka. The band will perform “March Des Parachutistes Belges” by Pierre Leemans and arranged by Charles A. Wiley.

Next will be a performance of “Blessed Are They” by Johannes Brahms, scored by Barbara Buehlman, followed by Gustav Holst’s “Brook Green Suite,” transcribed by James Curnow.

The concert band will also perform “Canterbury Chorale” by Jan Van der Roost, “American Civil War Fantasy” by Jerry Bilik and “Variations on a Shaker Melody” by Aaron Copland. The concert will conclude with “Semper Fidelis” by John Philip Sousa.

April 26: ASU Symphony Band Performance, 8 p.m.

The Appalachian Symphony Band will perform Tuesday, April 26, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall on the Appalachian campus.

The Hayes School of Music band will be conducted by Kevin Gray Richardson and John Whitwell, as well as graduate conductors Matthew Brusseau and Onsby Rose.

The program will begin with “Gavorkna Fanfare” by Jack Stamp.

Then, the symphony band will perform “Psalm for Band” by Vincent Persichetti.

Third on the program will be “Second Suite in F” by Gustav Holst, followed by “Chorale and Allegro” by Vaclav Nelhybel.

The symphony band will also perform Ralph Vaugh Williams’ “Rhosymedre” and “Concord” by Clare Grundman.

The Appalachian Symphony Band will conclude the performance with “Pas Redoublé” byCamille Saint-Saëns.

April 27: ASU Wind Ensemble Performance, 8 p.m.

The Appalachian Wind Ensemble will perform Wednesday, April 27, at 8 p.m. in ASU Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

The Hayes School of Music ensemble will feature performers on 21 wind instruments.

The ensemble will be conducted by John Stanley Ross, in addition to graduate conductors Matthew Brusseau and Onsby Rose.

The ensemble will feature 2016 Appalachian Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition winner Devin Glasgow on flute and guest conductor John L. Whitwell, the director of bands emeritus at Michigan State University.

The program will begin with “Concerto for 23 Winds” by Walter S. Hartley, followed by “Colonial Song” by Percy Aldridge Grainger.

Then, the wind ensemble will perform “Concertino for Flute and Winds” by Cecile Chaminade, featuring Glasgow as flute soloist.

Next, the ensemble will perform “Canzona” by Peter Minnin, followed by “Amazing Grace” by Frank Ticheli.

The program will conclude with “American Salute” by Morton Gould.

April 28: Low Brass Studios Recital, 6-7 p.m.

Hayes School of Music will sponsor the Low Brass Studio Recital from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall.

The recital will feature the students of Dr. Drew Leslie, who will be playing trombone, and Beth Wiese, who will be playing tuba and euphonium, a valved brass instrument similar to a small, tenor pitch tuba.

Josi Franklin, Brandon Nutt, Charlie Occhipinti and Austin Vogelsang will start the program on bass trombones, playing “Four Kuehn (Keen) Guys” by Lew Gillis.

Next, Christopher Moore on tuba and Eric Luke on piano will start the “Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Patrick Shipp on tuba and Jessica Hughes on piano will continue with the “Concerto for Trombone by Nickolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

“Romance for Trombone and Piano” by Axel Jorgenson will be played by JaQuan Wiley and Henry Heidtmann IV, respectively.

The euphonium players, Joshua Singleton, Benjamin Sullivan and Lindsey Wilson, will start next, playing “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” by Richard Wagner with Christopher Moore on tuba.

“Concertino for Trombone and Orchestra” by Lars-Erik Larsson will be played by Adam Campbell on tuba and Eric Luke on piano.

The program will end with Ben Sebastian and Andrew Scrogs on trumpets, Angelica Sandry on horn, Caleb McMahon on trombone and Jacob Higgins on tuba playing the “Brass Quintet No. 1, Op. 5” by Victor Ewald.

Check out the program here for more information!

April 28: Chamber Singers, University Singers and Appalachian Baroque Recital, 6 p.m.

The Hayes School of Music will present the Chamber Singers, University Singers and Appalachian Baroque in a recital on Thursday, April 28, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

The recital will feature 27 students in the Chamber Singers, 51 students in the University Singers and 15 students in Appalachian Baroque.

The Chamber and University singers will be conducted by Stephen M. Hopkins and accompanied by Hollie Lacy. Appalachian Baroque will be directed by Alicia Chapman.

The recital will begin with “Hosanna to the Son of David” by Orlando Gibbons, “Stars” by Ēriks Ešenvalds and “So vyunom ya hozhu (With a Wreath I Stroll)” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, performed by the University Singers.

The University Singers will perform “Ignea vis” by J. Michael Saunders and “Ezekiel Saw de Wheel” by William L. Dawson next.

The Chamber Singers will perform “Magnificat” by Hasley Stevens, “I Am Not Yours” by Z. Randall Stroope, “O Mirtillo” by Claudio Monteverdi and “Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine” by Eric Whitacre.

The University Singers will conclude the recital with “The King Shall Rejoice” by George Frideric Handel.

April 29: String Chamber Music Recital, 6 p.m.

The Hayes School of Music will present a string chamber music recital Friday, April 29, at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall on the Appalachian campus.

The performers are coached by Nancy Bargerstock, Eric Koontz and Kenneth Lurie.

The recital will begin with “String Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No. 4” by Joseph Haydn and “String Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1” by Beethoven.

Three students will perform “Serenade in D Major, Op. 8” by Beethoven.

The recital will conclude with “String Quartet No. 1, Op. 49” by Dmitri Shostakovich.

April 29: Hayes String Quartet, 8-9 p.m.

Hayes School of Music will sponsor the Mariam Cannon Hayes Graduate String Quartet from 8 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 29 in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall.

The performance will feature Kelsey Philbrick and Benjamin Dawson on violin, Jenna Meeks Ames on viola and Nicholas Paolino on violoncello.

The graduate students will be coached by Hayes School of Music Professors Dr. Eric Koontz and Dr. Nancy Bargerstock, as they play “String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3” by Beethoven, “String Quartet in F Major, M. 35” by Maurice Ravel and “Skylife” by David Balakrishnan.

Visit the event page online for more information about the pieces the students will be performing.

April 30: Robert Steinour/Student Voice Recital, 6-7 p.m.

Hayes School of Music will sponsor Robert Steinour and ASU students in a Voice Recital from 6 to 7 p.m. at Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall.

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April 30: Video Game Ensemble, 8-9 p.m.

Hayes School of Music will sponsor a Video Game Ensemble from 8 to 9 p.m. at Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

The Video Game Ensemble, which is student-led and plays music found in video games, will feature 59 students from the Hayes School of Music.

The performance will begin the recital with “I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire” by The Ink Spots and “Fallout 3 Theme” by Inon Zur.

Next, the ensemble will perform “Pokemon Generation 1 Medley” by Junichi Masuda, followed by “The Old Dragonslayer” by Yuka Kitamura.

“Skyrim Main Theme” by Jeremy Soule and “Chrono Trigger/Cross Medley” by Yasunori Mitsuda will be performed next.

The recital will conclude with “Paine’s Theme” by Noriko Matsueda and “This is My Story,” a Final Fantasy X Medley, by Nobuo Uematsu.

For more information, check the event online.

May 1: Appalachian Symphony Orchestra, 2 p.m.

The Appalachian Symphony Orchestra will perform Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall on the Appalachian State University campus.

The symphony orchestra will feature 76 students from Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music and will be conducted by Cornelia Laemmli Orth and Will Selle.

The ensemble will first perform “Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten” by Arvo Pärt.

The performance will conclude with “Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47” by Dmitri Shostakovich.

May 1: Community Band Concert, 3-4 p.m.

Hayes School of Music will sponsor a Community Band Concert from 3 to 4 p.m. at Watauga High School.

Visit the event online for more information.

May 3: Appalachian Spring Chorale Performance, 8 p.m.

The Hayes School of Music’s Appalachian Chorale will perform Tuesday, May 3, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall on the Appalachian Campus.

The Appalachian Chorale will feature 73 singers and will be conducted by Linda Larson and accompanied by Joby Bell and Ling Hsiao, as well as Students Shane Watson, Zach Bowyer and James Stokes on trumpet.

The chorale will first perform “A Song of the Road” by Jonathan Santore based on a Robert Louis Stevenson poem and “Sure on this Shining Night” by Morten Lauridsen based on a poem by James Agee.

“Frostiana” by Randall Thompson will be performed based on the poetry of Robert Frost, followed by “Stomp Your Foot” from “The Tender Land” by Aaron Copland.

The chorale will conclude the recital with “Ave Verum Corpus (Hail True Body), K. 618” by Mozart.

May 4: “Cornocopia” Concert, 8 p.m.

The Hayes School of Music will present “Cornocopia: An Evening of Music for the Horn,” a recital, on Wednesday, May 4, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

The concert will feature students in the horn studio of Professor Karen L. Robertson.

The recital will begin with “The War Within” by Lindsay Hemingway, performed by students on the horn, bass and piano.

Then, students will perform “Sonata for Horn and Piano” by Trygve Madsen.
A soloist will perform “Fantasy for Horn” by Malcolm Arnold.

Piano and horn students will perform “Sonata for Horn and Piano” by Bernhard Heiden, “Concerto for Horn in E-flat Major, K. 412” by Mozart and “Nocturne” from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Felix Mendelssohn.

A horn soloist will perform “España” by Bujanovsky.

Horn and piano students will perform “Concerto for Horn in B-flat Major, Op. 91,” “Nocturne” by Reinhold Gliere and “Concerto for Horn in E-flat Major, K. 417” by Mozart.

 

June 11: Shane Watson/Student Organ Recital, 4-5 p.m.

Hayes School of Music will sponsor Shane Watson and ASU students in an Organ Recital from 4 to 5 p.m. at Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

Check back at the event online for more information.

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