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February 14, 2013

Wesleyan Band and LyricWood to perform free concert

MITCHELL — The Dakota Wesleyan University music department will provide two opportunities for musical entertainment this weekend, first with an instrumental concert on Friday and second with a faculty recital on Sunday.

The Wesleyan University/Community Band and LyricWood – the university’s strings ensemble – will give a concert at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, in the Sherman Center. The faculty recital will be at 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, at the First United Methodist Church, Mitchell, with solos by Dr. Clinton Desmond and Erin Desmond, and performances by strings director Elizabeth Soladay, and strings participants Beth Neitzert and Marian Casey. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

Friday night’s concert will showcase DWU’s instrumentals as the band performs “West Highlands Sojourn,” by Robert Sheldon, “Two Shostakovich Preludes,” arranged by Peter H. Riddle, and “On Eagle’s Wings,” by Robert W. Smith. LyricWood will perform five pieces, including Gabriel’s oboe from “The Mission,” with Deb Kogel on the oboe solo, and “Prayer of Saint Gregory,” with Jenna Callies on the trumpet solo.

The faculty recital will include three strings sets and the Desmonds performing three Mozart pieces from “Die Zauberflöte,” “Don Giovanni” and “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Erin Desmond will also perform two piano solos, “Piffle Rag,” by Gladys Yelvington, and “The Corn Palace Rag-Twostep,” by Ray Soladay. For their last performances, Erin Desmond will sing “He Was Despised,” from Handel’s “Messiah,” and Clinton Desmond will sing “Bring Him Home,” from “Les Misérables.”

 

 
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