CEDAR CITY–The “Art of the Ages” recital sponsored by Orchestra of Southern Utah starts at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Heritage Center Theater, 105 N. 100 East in Cedar City.
Soprano Sally Hunter Jensen begins the evening with a famous aria by Henry Purcell accompanied by Julie Beck and Bill. Jocelynn Green takes us to late Baroque and early Classical era with music by attributed Johann Christian Bach, son of Sebastian, but now understood to be written by a French composer named Henri Casadesus. She plays the exciting first movement in the style of late Baroque and early Classical eras accompanied by OSU musician Julie Kluber.
The Southern Utah Quartet plays the finale of Dvorak’s exuberant “American” String Quartet Opus 96 moving the recital into the Romantic era. The grand opera melodies of Puccini are in the same musical period with a selection from La Boheme featuring a vocal/violin duet with Sally Hunter Jensen and Sara Penny accompanied by Julie Beck.
Folk inspired music is an essential part of our musical journey and Julia Tawa will share an original piece called Valkyrie with vocal and guitar.
The MB3 Jazz Quartet concludes the recital with favorites such as Doxy by Sonny Rollins and Round Midnight by Thelonius Monk plus an original by David Bolsover.
The OSU Fall recitals are in their 21st year and give community musicians an opportunity to perform in a wide range of musical styles. “We appreciate everyone who is involved with the recitals,” said Emily Hepworth, OSU manager. “Having a beautiful concert hall like the Heritage Theater and a professional staff gives performers a positive experience. Everyone who has performed, attended, or assisted with the recital series is helping keep music strong for our area. We recommend this for families ages 6 and up as recitals are recorded.” More information on the orchestra is at myosu.org and updates with photos and reviews are at http://osucedarcity.blogspot.com/
A suggested donation of $8 for adults and $5 for students is gladly accepted at the door, although any amount is welcome.