Wittenberg Music Faculty Present Final Early Music America Recital
Published May 12, 2011
Springfield, Ohio– Wittenberg University Department of Music faculty members will present the closing recital of the Early Music America (EMA) Series at 8 p.m. Friday, May 13, in Krieg Hall. The recital takes place the evening before Commencement to allow parents, family members and guests an opportunity to attend.
Assistant Professor of Music Jessica McCormack, a member of the non-profit EMA, organized the series in honor of the 25th anniversary of the organization’s founding. A service organization for the field of historical performance in North America, EMA aims “to expand awareness of, and interest in, the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods.”
“It has been a pleasure coordinating this recital series,” McCormack said. “I am especially excited about the number and quality of musicians performing this Friday.”
The recital opens with Wind in the Woods, featuring Jenelle Allen and Margaret Erin, viola da gamba, recorder, crumhorn; Michael Mattimore, recorder, crumhorn; and Lawrence Pitzer, lute, recorder, crumhorn, performing “Cantiga de Santa Maria No. 166 ‘Como Poden,’” “Una sanosa porfia,” and “Ronde and Saltarello.”
A performance by Trudy Faber, harpsichord, will include “L’Art de toucher Le Clavecin,” “Septième Prélude” (Seventh Prelude), “Pièces de Clavecin,” and “La Poule” (The Chicken).
“Come Again” and “Flow My Tears,” featuring David Schubert, baritone, Pitzer, lute, and Erin, viola da gamba, will be followed by “Sonata in F major,” “Adagio cantabile” and “Allegro” with Lori Akins, flute, and Diane Slagle, piano.
Emily Buzzard, class of 2011 from Westlake, Ohio, Adam McCord and Richard York, will play clarinets in a performance of Mozart’s “Divertimento: Aria” from La Clemenza di Tito and “Rondo ‘Non più di fiori vaghe catene,’” arrangement by Rainer Schottstädt.
“Suite No. 2 in D Minor for Solo Cello” by J.S. Bach and “Prelude” will be performed by Dan Kazez, cello.
Jessica McCormack, soprano, Lisa Grove, oboe, Kazez, cello, and Slagle, piano, will combine their talents for “Meine Seele hört im Sehen” (HMV 207) by George Frideric Handel from Neun deutsche Arien, and Pitzer, lute, will perform “Three Recercari.”
Wind in the Woods will bring the evening to a close with performances of “Ballet” and “La Volta.”
The recital is free and open to the public.
Written By: Phyllis Eberts