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Many Music Events Planned at SWOSU

April 4, 2005

Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Department of Music has a wide variety of concerts planned for the remainder of the spring semester on the Weatherford campus.

The first concert starts Wednesday, April 6, at 3 p.m. with Guitarama in Room 101 of the Music Building. Students will perform a wide variety of classic guitar music. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

Later that evening on April 6, there will be a junior recital at 7 p.m. in Room 101 of the Music Building featuring Tim Martin and Chris Roland, tuba with Dr. Terry Segress, piano. Both Martin and Roland are students of Segress.

On Friday, April 8, a senior recital featuring Summer Rapson, saxophone, will be held at 7 p.m. in Room 101 of the Music Building. Rapson, a student of William Hull, will be assisted by Joy Unruh, piano.

Two more senior recitals are planned on Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10. On Saturday, vocalist Jonathan Flynn will perform at 3 p.m. in Room 101 of the Music Building. Flynn, a student of Joyce Adams Curtis, will be assisted by Curtis, piano.

Then on Sunday, vocalist Lyndsey Deck will perform a senior recital at 3 p.m. in Room 101 of the Music Building. Deck, a vocal student of Charles Klingman, will be assisted by Klingman on piano.

The Jazz Ensembles “A” and “B” will perform on Wednesday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. Jazz Ensemble “B” is conducted by Nathan Rapson, while Jazz Ensemble “A” is conducted by Segress.

On the next night, Thursday, April 14, the Percussion Ensemble will be featured in concert at 7 p.m. in Room 101 of the Music Building. The concert will be directed by David Bessinger.

The SWOSU Music Department will host the USAF Shades of Blue concert on Monday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

Another senior recital featuring Jamie Ezersky, clarinet, will be held on Tuesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in Room 101 of the Music Building. Assisting Ezersky will be Dr. Linda Owen of Oklahoma City, piano. Ezersky is a student of Hull.

Later that evening at 8:15 p.m. in Music 101 will be a senior recital on composition. All of the students performing their various original compositions are from the studio of Dr. Dennis Widen.

Also on Tuesday, April 19, will be an 8:15 p.m. concert by the Southwestern Symphony Orchestra. The performance will be held in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. The Orchestra is conducted by Dr. Robert Chambers.

The Symphonic/Community Band will perform on Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. The Symphonic/Community Band is conducted by Dr. James South.

Another concert will be Friday, April 22, when the Wind Ensemble performs at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. The Wind Ensemble is conducted by Dr. James South.

A senior recital featuring Michael Stevens and his compositions will be held Saturday, April 23, at 6 p.m. in Room 101 of the Music Building. Stevens is a student of Dr. Dennis Widen.

The last concert of the spring semester will be on Sunday, April 24, at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center lobby where a SWOSU choral concert will be held. The choral groups performing consist of the Southwestern Men’s Chorus, conducted by Jonathan Stewart; the Southwestern Women’s Chorus, conducted by Joyce Adams Curtis; the Southwestern Chamber Choir, conducted by Jonathan Stewart; and the Southwestern Singers, conducted by Charles Klingman.

All of the above concerts are free and the public is cordially invited to attend.

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