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Trine schedules three concerts for weekend of April 17

By Catherine E. Porter
marketing and communication ’16

The community is invited to enjoy performances by Trine University students as part of the Free Concert Series.

The Applied Studies Recital at 7 p.m. Friday, April 17 will feature vocal and piano students from Trine’s Department of Music.

Piano instructor Laura Dallman’s students will present works by Liszt, J.S. Bach, Grieg and other composers, while Ashlee Bickley’s voice students will perform songs by Reynaldo Hahn, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Giovanni Paisiello with piano accompaniment by Dallman.

The Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18. The concert will begin with the Percussion Ensemble, directed by Drew Parent, performing the works “Four Studies,” “Shake” and “Chromatic Blue Affair.”

The Wind Ensemble, directed by Mark Kays,  will continue the concert with the contemporary work “Sinfonia Voci” by Holsinger based on the Hymn “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” featuring the University Choir, directed by Stephen Mangold.  Following that selection will be “Three Ayres From Gloucester” by Stuart conducted by student conductor Devin Gruber, Deerfield, Mich., freshman majoring in music.

The second half of the concert will feature The Wind Ensemble with “Cinematic Science Fiction,” featuring music from the Hollywood blockbusters “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Alien,”  “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Star Wars.”

The Trine University Chamber Orchestra and Brass Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19. Directed by Kays, the Chamber Orchestra will perform “The Overture to The Pirates of Penzance” by Sir Arthur Sullivan, “In The Steppes of Central Asia” by Alexander Borodin and “Slavonic Dance #1” by Antonin Dvorak. The Brass Ensemble, directed by J. Joseph Peters, will be playing “Ceremonial Suite for Brass” by Lloyd Larson.

All performances will take place in the T. Furth Center for Performing Arts, Ryan Concert Hall. They are part of Trine’s Free Concert Series and are open to the public.

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