Chadron State College music educators will be in the spotlight during the faculty recital Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Chicoine Atrium of the Sandoz Center. The free performance begins at 3 p.m.
The performers include Dr. Una Taylor, Dr. Michael Stephens, Dr. Sandy Schaefer and the husband-wife duo of Dr. Adam and Michelle Lambert. Dr. James Margetts will provide piano accompaniment.
Taylor will sing what she calls a “delightful set of songs” by 20th century British composer Michael Head. She said all of the songs are in English, and some are about fairies and elves.
The Lamberts will play a duet for trombone, Michelle’s specialty, and trumpet, Adam’s chosen instrument, with Margetts accompanying.
Stephens and Schaefer are pairing up to deliver a performance of Akira Yuyama’s “Divertimento for Marimba and Alto Saxophone.” Stephens plays saxophone and Schaefer percussion.
The first performance of “Divertimento” was in 1968 by marimbist Keiko Abe and saxophonist Motoe Miyajima. The professors said that Abe, through her numerous commissions and performances, is responsible for the marimba, previously considered a folk instrument, gaining acceptance as an instrument worthy of concert performances. Since its introduction, the “Divertimento” has become the most performed composition for this instrumental composition.
—CSC Information Services