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Linscheids to give back-to-back senior recitals

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College students Aaron and Caitlin Linscheid, North Newton, will give their senior recitals back-to-back on Sunday, Nov. 18, starting at 3 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel on the Bethel campus.

Aaron Linscheid’s trumpet recital begins at 3 p.m. He will graduate from Bethel in May 2008 with a music major with education certification. He is a student of Jim Pisano and Richard Tirk, assistant professors of music. Soprano Caitlin Linscheid’s recital begins at 5 p.m. She will graduate from Bethel in January 2008 with a psychology major and is a student of Soyoun Lim Chun, assistant professor of voice. There will be a reception in between the two recitals.

Aaron Linscheid’s program will include works by 17th-century composer Guiseppe Torelli and contemporary composers Flor Peeters (1903-86) and Otto Ketting (1935- ). He will also play two pieces he arranged, one by Billy Strayhorn and one by Leigh Harline, and two original pieces. Of particular interest to Bethel students may be the piece Linscheid calls “Jerel’s Hair,” inspired by the personality, trombone playing and hair of 2007 Bethel graduate Jerel Fast, now teaching in Kudus, Indonesia.

Karen Unruh will accompany Linscheid on piano. Also joining him will be guest musicians Benjamin Harder, sophomore from Hesston, on trombone; Brett Jackson, senior from North Newton, on alto and soprano saxophones; Joel Linscheid, senior from North Newton, on tenor saxophone; Bradley McKellip, sophomore from Newton, on guitar; Ben Stucky, freshman from Moon Township, Pa., on piano; Michael Voth, junior from Topeka, on bass; and Nathaniel Yoder, sophomore from Kalona, Iowa, on drums.

Caitlin Linscheid’s recital will be joint with her mother, Carolyn Welch of Lawrence, a vocal performer and middle school music teacher. Linscheid’s program will include six Elizabethan songs by Dominick Argento, “Der Hölle Rache” from Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute and “Charmant Papillon” by Andre Campra. Her accompanist is Christopher Shaw, piano.

Carolyn Welch, soprano, will sing several songs by Kurt Weill. Linscheid and Welch will also perform four duets, by Delibes, Franck, Mozart and Pergolesi.

The recitals are free and open to the public.

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