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July 22, 2019

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Three music major recitals this weekend

Three Bluffton University music majors, Eddie Martin, Meghan Gibson and Kasandera Knief, will perform their senior recitals this weekend. All recitals are free and open to the public, with a reception afterwards in the lobby. Recital details follow:

Eddie Martin
Eddie Martin, a music education major with a concentration in performance
studies, will present his Bluffton University senior recital at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in Yoder Recital Hall. 

Martin’s program features a saxophone repertoire written from the 1930s to 2015, influenced by styles ranging from jazz to minimalism, and even a piece adapted by the composer specifically for this recital.

Pieces to be performed include Jacques Ibert's “Concertino da Camera,”  Sean Heim's “When Wind Comes to Sparse Bamboo,” John Worley's “Sonata,” Marc Mellits’ “Black” (featuring Kenzie Newberry on bass clarinet) and Takashi Yoshimatsu's “Fuzzy Bird Sonata.”

The recital is presented in partial fulfillment of his requirements for graduation with a major in music.

Kasandera Knief
Kasandera Knief, a music education major with a concentration in performance studies, will present her Bluffton University senior recital at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in Yoder Recital Hall. 

Knief’s program features a vocal performance in five different languages; French, English, German, Italian and Latin She will perform a variety of pieces, including “Ombra mai fu” from the opera “Xerxes” by George Frideric Handel, “Ladamus te” from “Mass in C Minor” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and a song cycle by Leonard Bernstein called “Bon Cuisine.”

The recital is presented in partial fulfillment of her requirements for graduation with a major in music education.

Meghan Gibson
Meghan Gibson, a music major with a concentration in performance studies, will present her Bluffton University senior recital at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in Yoder Recital Hall. 

Gibson will sing a mix of music ranging from the Classical to Modern periods of music. Notable pieces include “The Habanera” from “Carmen” by Georges Bizet, “In Si Barbara Sciagura” from “Semiramide” by Gioachino Rossini, “Pauline’s Aria” from “Pique Dame” by Tchaikovsky and the title song from “Phantom of the Opera” by Andrew Lloyd Weber. 

The recital is presented in partial fulfillment of Gibson’s requirements for graduation as a music major.