BY ALYSSA WARNER
The student recital that took place on November 13th in Bedford Hall was a huge success.
Eight students stood up in front of a full concert hall to showcase their talent.
The event started with bass singer, Braylon Green, who sang a classical piece that exhibited his amazing voice control, followed by classical guitarist, Matthew Mifflin, who played a chart that was both moving and exciting for the audience switching from style to style.
The tone of the recital changed when David Zapp walked onto the stage. His enthusiastic and spirited attitude showed his passion for singing and had me smiling and laughing with enjoyment along with him.
Soprano singer, Brianna Santelli, took the spotlight next and changed the feeling yet again by singing the ballad, Christmas Lullaby, from the musical Songs for a New World written and composed by Jason Robert Brown.
After her heartfelt conclusion, the strong tenor voice of Emanuel Camacho tore through Bedford Hall. He sang a powerful Italian opera that featured his impressive range and control.
To end the recital, two soprano singers, Rylie Armantrout and Christina Jones each pleased the crowd with their performances.
Rylie sang a song from the musical Funny Girl and put a smile on everyone’s faces while enjoying it herself.
Christina took a more theatrical approach and entertained the audience with an upbeat tune from Thoroughly Modern Millie, a musical based on the movie from 1967.
Last semester rounded out with a few other recitals featuring UW-Parkside students. On November 24th the Jazz Ensemble had their final concert of the semester in Bedford Hall at 7:30, with the Wind Ensemble’s performance following on December 3rd at 7:30. The UW-Parkside Master Singers, University Chorale, and Voices of Parkside appeared at 7:30 on December 5th and 3:30 on December 6th.
According to the department’s website, “The UW-Parkside Music Department sponsors numerous evening and weekend concerts. These include ensemble concerts, masterclasses and performances as well as junior and senior recitals.” Ensemble performances kick off next month on March 10 with the UW-Parkside Wind Ensemble and Community Band. Tickets are available online or in the RITA box office.
- March 10: UWP Wind Ensemble and Community Band
- March 12: UWP Symphony and Community Orchestra
- March 14-18: Jazz Week at UW-Parkside
- March 18: UWP Jazz Ensemble
- April 16-17: Opera Performance – Little Women
- April 23: UWP Symphony and Community Orchestra
- April 28: UWP Wind Ensemble and Community Band
- April 30: UWP Choirs
- May 1: UWP Choirs
- May 5: UWP Jazz Ensemble