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Honors Recital Showcases Juniata Music Students

(Posted April 15, 2013)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Eight Juniata College music students will participate in the college's Honors Recital at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 18, in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata campus.

Admission is free.

Emma Ruggery, a senior from Duncansville, Pa. studying biology, will perform "Valse, op. 69 no. 2," by Frederic Chopin. Ruggery, a pianist, will perform the first movement, "Moderato."

Another pianist, Adam Lescallette, a sophomore from Hershey, Pa. studying biochemistry, will perform "Invention in A Minor, BWV 784," by Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach composed many compositions designed to teach aspiring keyboardists. The "Invention" is a Bach instructional composition designed to help new players play in many different keys and handle multiple parts at once.

The Juniata Honors Saxophone Quintet will perform Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag." -- perhaps the first jazz classic. The quartet's personnel include: Kyle Kister, a junior from Somerset, Pa., soprano and alto sax; Jason Ward, a sophomore from Hawk Run, Pa., alto sax; Brian Gilbert, a sophomore from Stroudsburg, Pa., tenor sax; and Chris Cueto, a junior from Hagerstown, Md., baritone sax.

Colleen Chiochetti, a senior from Annapolis, Md. studying peace and conflict studies and Russian studies, will perform as a singer. Her accompanist will be Rebecca Swaintek, a senior from Alburtis, Pa.

Chiochetti will sing "Louise Burns Her Love Letters," a song written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The song uses a poem by Gabriela von Baumberg as inspiration. The other selection Chiochetti will sing is "Green Finch and Linnet Bird," by Stephen Sondheim, from the musical "Sweeney Todd."

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.