By Patricia Medina
The Music Department presented “A Student Recital” Nov 25, at the S2 Recital Hall.
The Music Department performers gave an amazing classical music recital using a variety of instruments, including their voices.
It featured the students of Kevin Brown, Samvel Chilingarian, Dan Ferguson, Dr. Anthony Lupica, Dr. Chie Nagatani, Dr. Ken Nagatani, Dr. Lucy Nargizyan, Steven Pfeifer, Lori Stinson, Garik Terzian, and Rodney Wirtz.
Some students who performed were chosen from ELAC’s applied music program and others were chosen from voice classes.
It took them roughly three to four weeks to prepare for the recital.
The first performance was given by Aldo Granda. He played the song “Apollo Polka” by Herbert L. Clarke on the trumpet.
The next performance was given by Roman Guerra, who sang as a baritone to the song “Zion’s Walls” by Aaron Copland.
The following performance was given by Giovanni Verduzco. He played a song called “These Foolish Things” by Eric Maschwitz on guitar.
Bahiron Alfonso Morales, another baritone singer, performed a song called “The Call” by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Morales ability to express the tone of his tune with facial expressions added to his overall performance.
Daniel Jimenez gave the fifth performance, singing “Du bist wie eine Blume” by Franz Liszt as a tenor voice.
Selene Fernandez, soprano, sang St. Ita’s Vision, Op.29, No.3 by Samuel Barber.
Daniel Morales, who played double bass, performed Concert in D Major Allegro by Antonio Capuzzi.
Daniel Orozco, cellist, played Sonata in E Minor, Op.1, No.2 Adagio by Benedetto Marcello.
Michelle Ranalli, soprano sang “Deh vieni, non tardar” by W.A. Mozart.
Michael Cooper played a lengthy piece titled Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach on piano.
Daniel Lopez, played Invention in F major, BWV 779 by Johann Sebastian Bach also on piano.
The twelfth performance was given by Simiao Xiao, on viola, and Yunting Xie, on piano. They played Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14 by Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Yunting Xie, a pianist performed Prelude and Fugue No.6 in D Minor, BWV 851 by Johann Sebastian Bach.
The fourteenth performance was a soprano given by Bianca Galicia. She sang a beautiful rendition of “Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante” by Georges Bizet.
The last two performances were group performances. The first group performance played the song Quartet in G Major, Op. 77, No.1 Allegro Moderato by Franz Josef Haydn.
The musicians were Alexander Tu, who played violin 1, Miguel Lopez, also playing violin 2, Simiao Xiao on viola and Daniel Orozco playing the cello.
The last group gave the best performance of the afternoon. The ensemble played the song “For the Longest Time” by Billy Joel. Daniel Jimenez, Giovanni Verduzco, and Eddie Gutierrez performed as tenors. Juan Gamez, performed as the sole baritone. The group’s choice in song was the most memorable due to its catchy tune.
The recital was an excellent preview for future performances that the music department will be showcasing later this month.