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Bartel and Ortman to give joint junior instrumental recital

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College students Landon Bartel and Jordan Ortman will give a joint junior instrumental recital Tuesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel.

Both are majoring in music. Bartel, Newton, plays double bass and is a student of Dennis Danders, adjunct instructor of string bass. Ortman, Marion, S.D., plays piano and is a student of Karen Bauman Schlabaugh, professor of music.

Bartel will play the “Courante” from Cello Suite No. 4 by J.S. Bach (unaccompanied) and the Sonata in C Minor by George Frideric Handel, “Après un rêve (After a dream)” by Gabriel Fauré and the “Allegro Moderato” from the Concerto in A Major by Domenico Dragonetti, all accompanied by Austin Unruh, junior from Goessel, on piano.

In addition, Bartel will be joined by other members of Bethel College Jazz Combo I for “So What” by Miles Davis and “Sandu” by Clifford Brown. In addition to Bartel, Jazz Combo I is Paul Voran, Newton, alto sax, Joel Boettger, Hesston, tenor sax, Evan Koch, Colorado Springs, Colo., trumpet, Ian Gingrich-Gaylord, Newton, piano, and Nathaniel Yoder, North Newton, drums.

Ortman will play “Prelude and Fugue in E Major, BWV 854” by J.S. Bach, Sonata in F Major, Hob. XVI:23 by Franz Joseph Haydn, “The Alcotts,” the third movement from Piano Sonata No. 2 "Concord, Mass., 1840-1860" by Charles Ives and “Ballade in G minor, Op. 23” by Frédéric Chopin.

The recital is free and open to the public.

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2011-12 analysis of top colleges and universities in the United States and is the highest-ranked Kansas college in the Washington Monthly annual college guide for 2011-12. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

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