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Andrew Toews recital to feature classical and jazz

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College student Andrew Toews, North Newton, will give a trombone recital combining classical and jazz repertoires Monday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center.

Toews will graduate from Bethel College in May with a music major and mathematics minor. He is a student of Timothy Shade, Bethel College instructor of music

The classical portion of Toews’s program will include Launy Gröndahl’s Trombone Concerto and an arrangement of the aria “Nessun dorma” from Puccini’s opera Turandot, both with Rich Toevs as piano accompanist, and a trombone trio by Samuel Scheidt with Shade and Benjamin Harder, junior from Hesston.

For the jazz portion of the recital, Toews will play with a jazz combo that also features Bradley McKellip, junior from Newton, on bass, Ben Stucky, sophomore from Moon Township, Pa., on piano, and Nathaniel Yoder, junior from Kalona, Iowa, on drums, playing standard jazz tunes such as “All the Things You Are,” “Just Friends,” “My Funny Valentine” and “I’ll Remember April.”

Toews is the son of Francis and Margaret Toews of North Newton.

The recital is free and open to the public. A reception will follow outside Krehbiel Auditorium.

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 only Kansas private college to be ranked in Forbes.com’s listing of “America’s Best Colleges” for 2008. For more information, see the Bethel Web site at www.bethelks.edu.

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