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Student musicians display performance talents in Spring Honor Recital

Monday, Mar. 11, 2019
Concordia’s Spring Honor Recital showcasing music students is March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Music Center on campus.
Concordia’s Spring Honor Recital showcasing music students is March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Music Center on campus.

Concordia University, Nebraska, will hold its Spring Honor Recital on Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m., in the Recital Hall of the Music Center on campus. 

Students audition for an opportunity to perform in the biannual honor event showcasing top music students as selected by Concordia’s music faculty. This year, 11 student musicians were selected to perform.

“The music department’s biannual Honors Recital is one of the finest musical performances of each semester,” said Kurt E. von Kampen, chair of Concordia’s music department. “This concert showcases Concordia’s ‘best of the best.’ This year’s recital will include performances on piano, organ, winds and voice.”

Students performing in the Honor Recital include (alphabetical by state with Nebraska first, city, last name): 

Alexandra Ryks, sophomore, Bellevue, Neb., singing mezzo-soprano on “Verborgenheit” by Hugo Wolf

Allison Mackie, senior, Columbus, Neb., playing “Valet will ich dir geben” from J.S. Bach’s BWV 736on the organ

Avery Kesar, sophomore, Omaha, Neb., singing baritone on “Lydia” by Gabriel Fauré

Danae Welling, senior, Ashland, Neb., singing lyric soprano on “Ah! Je veux vivre” from Charles Gounod’s Romeo et Juliet

Rebekah Guilford, freshman, Lincoln, Neb., playing “Allemande, Sarabande and Gigue” from George Young’s Contempora Suiteon the trumpet

Gabriel Jofre, junior, Sterling, Colo., playing 1st, 2ndand 3rdVariations from Jules Demersseman’s La Carnaval de Venise, arr. by Frederick Hemke, on the saxophone

Jacob Roggow, senior, Cottage Hills, Ill., playing “V. Toccata” from Charles-Marie Widor’s Organ Symphony No. 5on the organ

Jenna Fredrickson, sophomore, Concordia, Kan., singing mezzo-soprano on “Che farò senza Euridice?” from Christoph Wilibald Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice   

Nathan Johnson, freshman, Vicksburg, Mich., playing “Prelude” from Claude Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque on the piano

Vanessa Marsh, senior, Concordia, Mo., singing soprano on “Ständchen” by Richard Strauss

Noah Freeman, sophomore, Bend, Ore., playing “Notcurne in G-flat minor” by Ottorino Respighi on the piano