Musical Showcase to spotlight students, faculty

June 3, 2014

Vocal spectaculars, a mandolin concerto, and Franz Liszt’s blockbuster Piano Concerto No. 1 will highlight the Bryan Music Department’s Fall Musical Showcase Friday, November 11.

The free concert will be presented in Rudd Auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Adjunct Professor Jason Duroy will perform the Liszt concerto as the music department continues its celebration of the Liszt bicentennial, according to Dr. Mel Wilhoit, music department chair.

The orchestra, made up of professional musicians and Bryan music students, will open the concert with Rossini’s overture to the Barber of Seville under the direction of Dr. Wilhoit, then will accompany the soloists and chorale.

The Chorale, under direction of Dr. David Luther, will sing the finale from Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah, John Rutter’s Magnificat, and selections from Carl Orff’s Carmina Buana.

Seniors Kelly Miller and Matt Albin will sing a selection of well-known opera arias, and freshman David Benedict will play the Vivaldi mandolin concerto, plus offering some bluegrass favorites.

“Our annual Fall Musical Showcase has become just that—an amazing concert which showcases the breadth and depth of our student and faculty talent, from individual solos to large ensembles,” Dr. Wilhoit said. “This year will be no exception.”