For the first time the Georgetown College Music Department will present their annual Faculty Showcase Recital twice – 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 Chopin’s Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major (op. 47) in tribute to the 200th anniversary of the famous composer’s birth.

Soprano Heather Hunnicutt will close both concerts with “a loud and ornamental” rendition of an aria from Verdi’s “La Traviata.” This number, Dr. Hunnicutt says, goes from “contemplative to barn-burner.”
A Muller piece will open Sunday’s concert (only) with Glenna Metcalfe on the Baroque console organ accompanying Pete LaRue’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.

Jim Durham
News Bureau Director