December 01, 2010

Student ensembles to present performances

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Collegiate ensembles make the end of semester and the beginning of the holiday season musical at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Here is what’s on tap from student ensembles at the School of Music:

• Percussion Studio Recital -- 7:30 p.m., Dec. 5 in Altgeld Hall, Room 112, Ron Coulter, coordinator. Free performance. The percussion ensembles at SIUC consistently present innovative music. This evening includes solo percussion music and three chamber works for the ensemble.

• Woodwind Chamber Recital -- 7:30 p.m., Dec. 6 in the Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall, Dick Kelly, coordinator. Free performance. Chamber music is for small ensembles in a relatively intimate setting -- which makes this recital hall a perfect venue for a woodwind -- including flute, clarinet, bassoon, and oboe -- evening.

• SIUC Guitar Ensemble -- 7:30 p.m., Dec. 7 in the Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall, Joseph Breznikar, coordinator. Tickets are $5 for general audience, $3 for students. Sixteen classical guitarists present a variety of composers, with a bit of a Latin slant, for the evening’s performance. Find out why the guitar is the most popular musical in the world.

• SIUC Wind Ensemble and the Southern Illinois Civic Orchestra -- 7:30 p.m., Dec. 9 in Shryock Auditorium, Christopher Morehouse and Eric Lenz, conductors, respectively. Tickets are $12 for general audience and $6 for students. The SIUC Wind Ensemble, seasoned with a Carnegie Hall performance and tour (with the SIUC Concert Choir) to China in recent years, presents a concert in conjunction with the Southern Illinois Civic Orchestra. The civic orchestra highlights young musicians from throughout the Southern Illinois region.

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