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Two weekend concerts scheduled

Barry McNamara
Monmouth College will host a pair of concerts on March 26 and March 28 in the Kasch Performance Hall of the Dahl Chapel and Auditorium. Both events are free and open to the public.
Assistant professor Ian Moschenross and music lecturer Julia Andrews will perform a two-piano recital on March 26 at 7:30 p.m. The recital, which will feature selections from Mozart, Witold Lutoslawski and Brahms, will open with the “Sonata in F major for Piano Duet,” followed by “Variations on a Theme by Paganini for Two Pianos,” by Lutoslawski, a contemporary Polish composer. The performance will conclude with Brahms’ “Sonata in f minor.” The work is most famously set for piano quintet, but is also arranged for two pianos by the composer.
On March 28 at 2 p.m., Monmouth College’s Concert Band and Concert Choir will join forces to present a spring concert.
The 60-piece Concert Band performs under the direction of Stephen Richter, director of instrumental activities, and is open to all students of the college without an audition. The group will perform works by Robert Sheldon, Erik Morales, Samuel Hazo and Jared Spears, among others.
There are also 60 members in the Concert Choir, another non-auditioned group that is directed by assistant professor of music Tim Pahel. The choir will perform works in a variety of styles, including the “Sanctus” from a setting of the Latin mass by Joseph Haydn and “Ave Maria” for choir, piano and flute by Giulio Caccini. Also in the program are three Hungarian folk songs arranged by Matyas Seiber, contemporary works by James Mulholland and Gene Grier, and a gospel selection entitled “He Never Failed Me Yet” by Robert Ray.