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Music faculty takes the stage

February 9, 2011

By Christelle Vereb, Staff Writer

Students and faculty reversed roles at last Monday night’s faculty recital, when faculty delivered performances coming from an array of musical scholars.

The show opened with a performance from Cynthia DeFoor, adjunct instructor of music and staff accompanist, on Piano playing Fredric Chopin’s Ballad, Op. 47 in Ab major.

After, Karen Calloway, assistant professor of music, played on the piano with YHC accompanist Anita Guss. Calloway and Guss played Gioacchino Rossini’s La Pastorella delle Alpi (Tirolese) L’Invito (Bolero) and William Walton’s Rhyme.

Later, Calloway, and Guss were joined by Sandy Calloway, associate professor of music and chair of the music department, to perform Andrew Lloyd Weber’s All I Ask of You.

“I played Ballad, Op. 47 in Ab Major by Fredric Chopin because I played it in graduate school, and I really enjoy playing the piece. When I play it, I think of fairies. And, they change colors as the music changes,” said DeFoor.

The concert proceeded with Karen Calloway leaving Guss and Sandy Calloway to perform Hermit Songs by Samuel Barber.

After, Richard Knepp, instructor of music, performed Johann Sebastian Bach’s Grave.

Then, Laura Stooksbury, adjunct instructor of music, sang Johannes Brahms Though I speak with Tongues of Angels while Mary Ann Fox, adjunct instructor of music played the piano.

Fox and Stooksbury were then joined on stage by William Fox, and together they delivered a performance of G.F Handel’s When You Marry Me.

Jeffrey Bauman , professor of music and director of choral and vocal activities, sang while Keith DeFoor, professor of music played piano to perform An die Musik by Franz Schubert and In the Still of the Night by Cole Porter.

While community members were also enjoying their time, the show was coming to an end. Karen Calloway and Guss performed Gabriel Faure’s Fantasia with Callaway on the flute, and Guss playing the piano.

After, Knepp performed Aquarelle by Sergio Assad. The show was closed with Robert Jennings Powell’s Angels Among Us played by Keith and Cynthia DeFoor on the Organ. The stage was managed by Sam Wolaver.

As faculties were enjoying putting on the show, students were equally excited to have the chance to see their professors in action.

Music major and Atlanta native, Sophomore LizAnn Weissinger said, “the concert sounded phenomenal and amazing. Everybody did so well, and you could tell they put a lot of passion and dedication into their performances. Kudos to everyone.”

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