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Performing Arts to present student recital featuring piano, woodwind, brass

The Alfred University (AU) Division of Performing Arts will present a student recital Sunday, April 21 at 3 p.m. in Miller Theater. The recital will feature a variety of piano, woodwind, and brass performances. Admission is free and open to the public, and all are invited for refreshments following the program.

The Guzheng: Music of China class, taught by Zhongbei (Daisy) Wu of AU’s Confucius Institute, will open the recital with Lou Shuhua’s “Evening Songs on the Fishing Boat.”

Also featured during the performance will be Elton Burgstahler’s “At the Spinning Wheel” on the flute, “Sonata for Clarinet” by Saint-Saens, Hindemith’s “Sonata for Trumpet and Piano,” and Alexander Arutunian’s “Concerto for Trumpet and Piano.”

Other pieces will include Tschaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker,” “The Chase” by Burgmuller, “Toccatina” by Timothy Brown, Johannes Brahms’s “Waltz in A flat major,” and “Moonlight Sonata, mvt. 1” by Ludwig van Beethoven, all on piano.

The students in the recital are from the studios of Christopher Foster, assistant professor of music and director of bands; Amanda Robbins, adjunct faculty member; Daniel Wartinger, adjunct faculty member; Wu; and Laurel Buckwalter, University carillonneur and music instructor, who will also serve as piano accompanist throughout the program.