February 28, 2020

ANNUAL CONCERTO/ARIA/COMPOSITION CONTEST CONCERT featuring the WIU Symphony Orchestra and the student winners
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: COFAC Recital Hall
Description: This performance is free and open to the public and will be live-streamed on the School of Music’s YouTube channel and Facebook Live.

The student winners of the November 2019 competition are:

Parker Carls, soprano – senior vocal performance major, from Beardstown, IL.
Nathalie Hernández-Ayala, cello – senior cello performance major from Tijuana in Baja California, México.
Sean Klink, composer - pursuing a M.M. in Music Composition, from the Quad Cities area.
Mark Mixon, bass – senior vocal performance major, from Chicago, IL.
Michael Rockstroh, euphonium – junior music education major from Davenport, IA.


Peer Gynt: Prelude - Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Oases for Orchestra (2019) - Sean Klink (b. 1995)
- Sean Klink, composer

La vendetta from Le nozze di Figaro - Wolfgang Amadé Mozart (1756-1791)
- Mark Mixon, bass

I got plenty o' nuttin from Porgy and Bess - George Gershwin (1898-1937)
- Mark Mixon, bass

Violoncello Concerto in B Minor, op. 104 - Antonín Dvořák (1865-1957)
I. Allegro
- Nathalie Hernández-Ayala, violoncello


Euphonium Concerto - Vladimir Cosma (b. 1950)
I. Allegro assai
- Michael Rockstroh, euphonium

Giunse alfin il momento, Deh vieni, non tardar from Le nozze di Figaro - Wolfgang Amadé Mozart
- Parker Carls, soprano

Quando me'n vo' soletta from La bohème - Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
- Parker Carls, soprano

Karelia Suite - Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

The Annual Concerto/Aria/Composition Concert features student soloists who are selected as winners of a competition by a panel of external judges each November. The student soloists represent some of the finest musicians in WIU's School of Music. The program also presents an opportunity to premiere a student composition selected by the Theory/Composition faculty for its artistic and creative merits.

Contact Information:
 Joanie Herbert
 Phone: 309-298-1843
 Email: JE-Herbert@wiu.edu
Source: School of Music

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