AU Instrumentalists Present Junior and Senior Recitals

AU Instrumentalists Present Junior and Senior Recitals

3/28/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – In April, Ashland University Department of Music will present two senior recitals and a junior recital by instrumentalists Eileen Navratil, Cody Henderson and Chanel Bluntschly, respectively. All of the concerts will be held in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall and are free and open to the public. 

On Thursday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m., junior environmental science major and music minor Chanel Bluntschly (Ashland) will perform on alto saxophone with pianist Susan Gregg. Her program will include Georg Philipp Telemann's Fantasia in A minorTableaux de Provence (Picture of Provence) by Paule Maurice, Laughing Gas by Jascha Gurewich, Valse Sonia and Saxophobia by Rudy Wiedoeft as well as Aleksandr Glazunov's Concerto in E-flat Major, Op. 109.

With piano accompaniment by Mark Koehler, Navratil and Henderson will present their senior recitals on Sunday, April 9, with Navratil taking the stage at 5 p.m. on the euphonium and Henderson at 7 p.m. on trombone. 

Eileen Navratil (Spokane, Wash.,) is a music performance major and political science minor. She will be assisted by saxophonist Jason Wolfe. Her recital program includes Michael A. Fisher's arrangement of Camille Saint-Saens' Romance Op. 36, Concerto for Bass Trombone by Elizabeth Raum, Maid of the Mist by Herbert L. Clarke, Piece Concertante by Samuel Rousseau, Variations on a March of Shostakovich by Arthur Frackenpohl along with movements 4 and 7 of Vladislav Blazhevich's Concert Duets for Two Trombones.

Cody Henderson (Bellevue) is a business administration major with an applied music minor. Selections for his concert are Sonata for Trombone and Piano by Richard A. Monaco, Pastorale for Tenor, Bass Trombone and Piano by Eric Ewazen, Sonata for Bass Trombone by Patrick PcCarty and Slippery Gentlemen by Harold L. Walters.

For more information about the Department of Music and other events, visit www.ashland.edu/music or contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or tapplega@ashland.edu

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.                                                                                ###

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