Music Department Hosts Spring 2024 Honor Recital

Published by Hope Nelson 1 month ago on Tue, Apr 16, 2024 8:00 AM
From left to right: front row (Dylan Parker, Gabrielle Krutsinger, Kirsten Horne, Bella Schmid) back row (Joshua Jurchen, Thomas Schulteis, Ethan Gillespie, Sadie Henson, Lydia Armbrecht, Grace Miller, Timothy Mars, Jackson Munter)
From left to right: front row (Dylan Parker, Gabrielle Krutsinger, Kirsten Horne, Bella Schmid) back row (Joshua Jurchen, Thomas Schulteis, Ethan Gillespie, Sadie Henson, Lydia Armbrecht, Grace Miller, Timothy Mars, Jackson Munter)

On Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m., Concordia’s music department hosted its spring 2024 honor recital. The honor recital allows students who perform at a high level to showcase their vocal and instrumental talents in front of a live audience.  

Placement in the honor recital program is based on students’ performance at auditions held by music department faculty members. The department holds auditions and recitals twice per year, or once each semester. This semester’s recital featured pieces from composers from across several centuries and many countries, and pieces performed vocally or on instruments including clarinet, trombone, piano and organ.  

 

Student performers included (listed in program order):  

“Rhapsody in E-flat Major, Op. 119, No.4” by Johannes Brahms 

Joshua Jurchen, sophomore, Seward, Neb., piano 

“Cold December Flies Away” by Charles Ore 

Grace Miller, senior, Marysville, Kan., organ 

“La réveil de la mariée,” “Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques,” and “Tout gai!” from “Cinq melodies populaires grecques” by Maurice Ravel 

Lydia Armbrecht, junior, Williamsburg, Iowa, mezzo-soprano 

“Ouvre Tes Yeux Bleus” from “Poéme d’amour” by Jules Massenet  

Dylan Parker, sophomore, Fairfax, Va., baritone 

Dr. Elizabeth Grimpo, piano 

“Entschwundene Tage, Op. 57, No. 36” by Edvard Grieg 

Sadie Henson, junior, Herrin, Ill., piano 

“Allegretto” from “Clarinet Sonata” by Camille Saint-Saëns 

Isabella Schmid, junior, Rockford, Ill., clarinet 

Dr. Elizabeth Grimpo, piano 

“Elegy for ‘Mippy’ II” by Leonard Bernstein 

Jackson Munter, junior, Ithaca, Neb., trombone 

“Toccata on O Filii et Filiae” by Lynwood Farnam 

Ethan Gillespie, junior, Random Lake, Wis., organ 

“Intermezzo” from “Faschingsschwank” by Robert Schumann 

Timothy Mars, junior, Kimball, Neb., piano 

“Sull’aria” from “Le nozze de Figaro” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

Kirsten Horne, junior, Seward, Neb., soprano 

Gabrielle Krutsinger, senior, Imperial, Neb., soprano 

Dr. Elizabeth Grimpo, piano 

“Grand Choeur Dialogué” by Eugène Gigout 

Thomas Schulteis, senior, Parker, Colo., organ 

Want to learn more about music at Concordia? Visit the music department page.