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Elizabeth Schrag to give senior bassoon recital

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College student Elizabeth Schrag will give her senior bassoon recital April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel.

Schrag, of Newton, is a student of Zach Hague, Bethel instructor of bassoon.

She will graduate in December with a degree in music and education licensure.

Schrag’s piano accompanist is Karen Bauman Schlabaugh, Bethel professor of music.

For Schrag’s final number, “Dead Elvis” by Michael Daugherty, she will be joined by a small ensemble with Chris David Westover, director of instrumental music at Bethel, conducting.

In addition to Schrag, the ensemble members are Bethel students Matthew Lind, E-flat clarinet, Braden Unruh, trumpet, Billie Selichnow, trombone, Grace Bradfield, violin, and Eli Brockway, contra-bass violin, along with Kimberly Trujillo, Bethel instructor of percussion.

Also on the program: Concerto in B-flat, K. 191 (186e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Trois pie?ces pour basson et piano, op. 34 by Charles Koechlin; “Vals Venezolano” by Paquito D’Rivera; and “Recit, Sicilienne et Rondo” by Eugène Bozza.

Schrag is a 2011 graduate of Newton High School. She is the daughter of Kathy and Orris Schrag of Newton.

For all four years, Schrag has been a member of the Bethel College Wind Ensemble and the Bethel College Philharmonia. She has sung with the Bethel College Concert Choir for three years and with the Bethel College Women’s Chorus for two. She has also played with the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra and has directed the junior choir at Bethel College Mennonite Church for two years.

Schrag’s April 16 recital is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in The Meeting Place on the ground floor of the Administration Building.

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