BSC faculty recital provides entertainment and educational inspiration

The music faculty of Bismarck State College will present its annual recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, in Sidney J. Lee Auditorium of Schafer Hall.

Music program chair John Darling said the faculty recital is as much about education as it is about entertainment. The recital is held early in the school year to show music students what their faculty can do and to introduce some of the main bodies of work that will color their musical education at BSC.

“We want our students to understand where we come from, our abilities and interests as faculty,” Darling said.

The program includes vocal and instrumental solos and several settings for two to four singers followed by an ensemble finale of “Tutu (for Miles Davis)” by Edirol Italy.

Classical and contemporary works range from Mozart to Debussy and Frank Loesser’s “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” Andrew Miller, bass, joins tenor Clyde Bauman for Purcell’s “Sound the Trumpet” and a vocal quartet with soprano Dawn Hagerott, Brianne Fuzesy and Bauman for his arrangement of Dvorak’s “Goin’ Home.”

Performing solos are Darling on alto saxophone, Jeanette Reyberg on clarinet, Brianne Fuzesy on trumpet, Joan Eckroth-Riley on clarinet, Rob Peske on vibes, and vocalists Hagerott and Bauman. Music lecturer and keyboardist Michael Land performs the “June” barcarole from Tchaikovsky’s “The Seasons” and accompanies most of the performances.

Others performing are music lecturer Doug Klein, guitar, and guest accompanists Nancy Darling, piano, and Lucas Bernier, tenor pan.

A reception with refreshments follows the program. Admission is free.

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