Thursday, January 22, 2015

Guest Artist Recital Presents Mezzo-Soprano Sandra Ross

Mezzo-soprano Sandra Ross joins pianist Emily Grabinski to perform a guest artist recital on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. The concert program will include pieces by Debussy, Dvorak, Ives and Weill.  The recital is Free & Open to the Public.

Ms. Ross has appeared with numerous Opera companies including the Cincinnati Opera, Opera North, Cleveland Opera, Central City Opera, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Sorg Opera and most recently with the Ohio Light Opera. Internationally she appeared as Madame Giry in the German production of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s The Phantom of the Opera. On the concert stage Ms. Ross has appeared as mezzo-soprano soloist in L.v. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Alexander Nevsky, W.A. Mozart Requiem and the Antonio Vivaldi Gloria as well as others.  

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Dr. Reed Presents His 30th Annual Faculty Recital

Join Dr. Thomas Reed, Music Department Chair and Professor of Music, as he celebrates his 30th annual faculty recital at Ashland University on Sunday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall.

His first recital was held on on May 9, 1985 when he performed with pianist Jennifer Byers, trumpeter Doug Huey, and guitarist Kevin Miller.  The following year marked the first of many collaborations with pianist Liz Pastor. Every year after he designed a new program of music, working with old and new musical acquaintances in a variety of repertoire.

This year he will be joined by Susan Gregg, piano; and the Ashland Symphony Quartet including Michelle Abraham and Jane Reed, violin; Monica Reineck, viola and Miles Richardson, cello. The program includes pieces by J. S. Bach, Paul Creston, Astor Piazzolla and W. A. Mozart's Quintet.   Free & Open to the Public.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Junior Recital: Shayne Smith & Jessie Barnhouse

sax-with-musicJunior instrumental music education majors and saxophonists Shayne Smith and Jessie Barnhouse will present their junior recital accompanied by Sue Gregg, piano, on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. Shayne is a graduate of Bellevue High School and Jessie graduated from Cambridge High School. They both study privately with Dr.Thomas Reed. The concert program will include pieces by Vivaldi, Paladilhe, Telemann, Singlelee and Bencriscutto. Free & Open to the Public.