Concordia University student musicians perform in recital highlighting performance and musical variations

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SEWARD, NEB. (02/09/2018) Concordia University, Nebraska, will host a themed recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18 in the Recital Hall of the Music Center on campus.

Nineteen students will perform in the recital. The program comprises a variety of music written for vocals, piano, organ and brass.

"The theme of this particular recital is "Variations" and it's a neat opportunity for students to perform different works that all share a similar characteristic," said Dr. Elizabeth Grimpo, associate professor of music at Concordia.

Participants include (alphabetically by piece, then individual's state, city and last name):

Chorale Partita on "Wie Schön Leuchtet" Der Morgenstern by Dietrich Buxtehude

Jacob Henson, senior, Herrin, Ill., organ

"Mysterious Barricades" by Francois Couperin

Emma Gottschamer, senior, Lees Summit, Mo., piano

"Nimrod, Variation 9" from Enigma Variations, Op. 36 by Sir Edward Elgar, arranged by Scott Hyslop

Samuel Smith, sophomore, Broadlands, Ill., tuba

Jonathan Grant, junior, Waterloo, Ill., trumpet

Cole Wohlgemuth, senior, Alton, Iowa, euphonium

Josiah Schultz, junior, Bay City, Mich., euphonium

Mason Koeritz, senior, Northrop, Minn., organ

Jacob Mikkelson, sophomore, Bellevue, Neb., horn

Joel Ristvedt, senior, Crete, Neb., horn

Britnee Fear, junior, Hershey, Neb., tuba

Lydia Jeppesen, junior, Pleasant Dale, Neb., trumpet

Joshua Hendrickson, sophomore, Seward, Neb., euphonium

"Variations in A-Flat Major for 4-Hand Piano" by Robert Schumann

Jacob Roggow, junior, Cottage Hills, Ill., piano

Charlotte Lines, freshman, Marshall, Mo., piano

"Variations for the Healing of Arinushka" by Arvo Pärt

Clara Rich, senior, Lincoln, Neb., piano

"Variations for Piano" by Luigi Dallapiccola

Austin Theriot, junior, Lake Charles, La., piano

"When I Fall in Love" by Victor Young

Miriam Lipke, sophomore, Alamosa, Colo., piano

Jacob Henson, senior, Herrin, Ill., tenor

Alex Kaldahl, sophomore, Spencer, Iowa, baritone

Austin Theriot, junior, Lake Charles, La., bass

Paige Stadler, junior, Columbus, Neb., soprano

Clara Rich, senior, Lincoln, Neb., alto

The public is invited and encouraged to attend this free recital.

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