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Joel Linscheid to give senior recital

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College student Joel Linscheid, North Newton, will give the first of two senior saxophone recitals Sunday, March 16, at 2 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel on the Bethel campus.

Linscheid will graduate from Bethel College in May 2009 with a music major with education licensure. This recital is a full classical repertoire. He will give a jazz recital next fall. He is a student of James Pisano, Bethel College assistant professor of music.

Linscheid’s program will include Sonata XIII by George Frideric Handel (arr. Rascher); “Aria” and “Improvisation et Caprice” by Eugène Bozza; “Sixth Sense” by Gregory W. Yasinitsky; and Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra in E-flat major, op. 109 by Alexander Glazunov. His accompanists will be Daniel Graber, senior from Marion, S.D., and Rich Toevs, Newton.

Linscheid is the son of Cynthia and Dave Linscheid and the grandson of Ruth Linscheid, all of North Newton, Kan., and the grandson of Leland C. Lehman of Bluffton, Ohio.

The recital is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in The Meeting Place in the Ad Building basement.

Bethel College is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Founded in 1887, it is the oldest Mennonite college in North America. Bethel is known for its academic excellence and was the highest ranked Kansas college in the national liberal arts category of U.S. News & World Report’s listing of “America’s Best Colleges” for 2008. For more information, see the Bethel Web site at

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