Annual Dean's Honor Concert Will Feature Top Student Performers

Morpheme Saxophone Quartet
Morpheme Saxophone Quartet courtesy photo.
March 18, 2016

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WACO, Texas (March 18, 2016) – Baylor University's School of Music will present the 2016 Dean’s Honor Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, in Roxy Grove Hall.

The annual concert showcases some of the most talented student musicians in the School of Music.

The following students will be performing:

• Tenor Zachary Barba will open the program, singing "Tuo drudo è mio rivale" from George Frideric Handel’s 1719 opera Rodelinda, with pianist Jeffrey Arnold.

• Duo pianists Haley Bartell and Carl Feaster will play Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski’s Variations on a Theme by Paganini for two pianos, a wartime work from 1941.

• Adrienne Steely will appear in the roles of composer and cellist in a performance of her own, Green311.13. It is scored for unaccompanied cello.

• The Baylor Percussion Group, consisting of students Taylor Davis, Ricky Bracamontes, Daniel Strange and James Ferris, will play Third Construction, composed by John Cage in 1941. The four are members of Todd Meehan’s Baylor percussion studio.

• William Henry will be the soloist, along with pianist Cameron Hofmann, in the third movement ("James Brown in The Twilight Zone") from Chris Brubeck’s Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra from 2003.

• Baritone Scott Clark will sing "Hai già vinta la causa!" from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 1786 opera Le Nozze di Figaro. His collaborative pianist will be Stephen Morris.

• Joseph Duque will play Eugène Ysaye’s Sonata in D minor, Op. 27, No. 3. Known as "Ballade," this single-movement work was written in 1923 and dedicated to Georges Enescu.

• The Morpheme Saxophone Quartet – Spencer Sosnowski, Patrick Lenz, Mollie McInnis and Mitchell Brackett – will close the program with two movements, "Sarajevo" and "Addis Ababa," from the 2011 collection Ciudades by Guillermo Lago.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.

Roxy Grove Hall is located inside Waco Hall at 624 Speight Ave., Waco, TX 76706.

by Jenna Press, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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