For the first time the Georgetown College Music Department will present their annual Faculty Showcase Recital twice â€“ Sunday (Jan. 31) at 3 p.m., with the public in mind; and Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m., primarily for the campus community. But, both free performances in John L. Hill Chapel are open to the public.
The two concerts are essentially the same, including pianist Mami Hayashida playing Chopinâ€™s Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major (op. 47) in tribute to the 200th anniversary of the famous composerâ€™s birth.
Soprano Heather Hunnicutt will close both concerts with â€śa loud and ornamentalâ€ť rendition of an aria from Verdiâ€™s â€śLa Traviata.â€ť This number, Dr. Hunnicutt says, goes from â€ścontemplative to barn-burner.â€ť
A Muller piece will open Sundayâ€™s concert (only) with Glenna Metcalfe on the Baroque console organ accompanying Pete LaRueâ€™s trombone solo.
Representing the Music faculty above are, from left: Mami Hayashida, Sonny Burnette, Heather Hunnicutt, Pete LaRue and H.M. Lewis. Others scheduled to perform are soprano Rebecca Miller, pianist Lori Smith, and (Tuesday only) flutist Jana Flygstad.
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