Wittenberg Presents Faculty Artist Recital Nov. 6
Published Oct. 26, 2011
Springfield, Ohio – The Wittenberg University Department of Music presents a Faculty Artist Recital featuring Professor of Music Daniel Kazez, cello, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, in Krieg Hall. The recital is free and open to the public.
The recital includes music by Bach, Beethoven, Bartók, Boccherini and Verdi – with music for cello in combination with oboe, trombone and voice. The program also includes a rarely performed arrangement of John Phillip Sousa’s 1896 classic “Stars and Stripes Forever” for cello and trombone.
Artists performing with Kazez include Lisa Grove, oboe, Olivia Guetle, class of 2012 from Mansfield, Ohio, cello, Benjamin Kazez, baritone, Jessica McCormack, soprano, Denver Seifried, bass trombone, and Diane Slagle, keyboard.
Kazez, now in his 25th year at Wittenberg, has performed recitals throughout Europe, including the Manor House and Stemberg Central in London, Temple Victoire in Paris, and Cercle Ben Gurion in Brussels. Earning standing ovations at his Paris and Florence debuts, he performed to a standing-room-only audience at Romes’s II Pitigliani. Kazez has earned degrees from Oberlin Conservatory, The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Michigan.
Grove, an instructor of music, is principal oboist with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Symphony’s Woodwind Quintet. She holds degrees from The Ohio State University and Carnegie Mellon University.
Guetle is a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School, where she was a winner of the high school orchestra concerto competition. After graduation, Olivia plans to pursue graduate studies in cello performance and earn a degree in dentistry.
Benjamin Kazez, son of Daniel and a visiting musician, is the founder and general manager of Mobiata, a company of about 30 full-time employees that was recently acquired by Expedia. He holds a degree from Carleton College.
McCormack, an assistant professor of music, has sung at Carnegie Hall, under the direction of conductors Ton Koopman and Helmuth Rilling, and at the Boston Early Music Festival, as a soloist with Collegium Musicum. She holds degrees from the University of Toronto, Southern Methodist University and the University of North Texas.
Seifried, an adjunct instructor of music, plays bass trombone with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, he is also a member of the Symphony’s Brass Quartet and Quintet. He performs with the Dayton Jazz Orchestra, the Johnny Mack Super Big Band and the Wright State University/Community Trombone Ensemble. He holds degrees from Bowling Green State University and the University of North Texas.
Slagle, an adjunct instructor of music, performs concerts and recitals with Wittenberg students and faculty, and with guest artists. She also serves as accompanist for the Wittenberg Choir, the Wittenberg Singers and the Wittenberg Opera Studio. She holds a degree from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, with additional study at Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver.
Free parking is available at the Krieg Hall and Benham-Pence Student Center parking lots, both accessed from West Ward Street.
Written By: Phyllis Eberts