MUsic Monday will explore Britten’s ‘Spring Symphony’

The Marshall University School of Music and Theatre will present the fourth and final lecture of the spring series for MUsic Mondays on May 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cellar Door, 905 3rd Ave., Huntington.

The lecture, “May Day: Benjamin Britten’s Spring Symphony,” will explore post-World War II England and its national musical identity. Lead presenter Dr. Vicki Stroeher, professor of music history at Marshall, said that Britten’s 1949 work embodies the iconic English countryside, but with an eye on the changes in the post-World War II era.

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Belle and Lynum Jackson winner to perform final recital

Saxophonist Jordan Carinelli and pianist Dr. Henning Vauth will present the Belle and Lynum Jackson Competition Winner’s Recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, in Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

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Music lecture series returns with ‘Cheerful Feelings in the Country’

The Marshall University School of Music and Theatre’s “MUsic Mondays” will present the third lecture of the spring series at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11, at the Cellar Door, 905 3rd Ave., Huntington.

The lecture, “Cheerful Feelings in the Country: Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony,” will explore Beethoven’s musical means of expressing the pastoral or countryside. Lead presenter Dr. Vicki Stroeher, professor of music history at Marshall, said that Beethoven’s symphony is one of the most representative examples of pictorial music.

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Marshall to host traditional Japanese music with free recital

Marshall University’s Department of Modern Languages will present a Koto and Flute Recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 19, in Smith Music Hall 133 on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Masayo Ishigure and student Tomomi Takamoto will perform on koto, while Marshall’s Dr. Wendell Dobbs will perform on flute.

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Chamber Choir performance tour to Spain to begin next week

While other students are kicking back for Spring Break, the Marshall University Chamber Choir will be performing across Spain from March 16 to 27.

Under the direction of Dr. David Castleberry, 30 students are set to arrive in Granada, Spain, on Thursday, March 17, and will kick off the tour the next evening with a joint performance with a University of Granada choir at the Santuario de Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro. Over the next week, Marshall’s Chamber Choir will sing in Jaen and Seville before a performance at the Toledo Cathedral on Thursday, March 24. The tour will culminate on Good Friday in Madrid.

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