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Band concert to feature music from the 20th century

Submitted by mzuercher on Wed, 11/16/2022 - 15:38
Wind Ensemble, fall 2021

The Bethel College Wind Ensemble will give a musical lead-in to the Thanksgiving holidays with a concert Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center.

Joel Boettger, director of bands, conducts the ensemble in a program that includes works by all composers from the 20th century: Leonard Bernstein, Ralph Vaugh Williams, Michael Sweeney, Philip Sparke and Frank Ticheli.

On the program is “Slava!” by Bernstein, written in celebration and honor of Mstislav Rostropovich beginning his tenure as conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in 1977.

Pianist brings interaction of modern, classical composers to recital stage

Submitted by mzuercher on Mon, 09/13/2021 - 18:16
Pianist Mark Stevens, D.M.A.

Dr. Mark Stevens from South Dakota State University will play a solo recital in the Ad Building chapel Friday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m.

A teacher in high demand, will bring his musical and pedagogical talents to Bethel for this special event, which is free and open to the public.

Mark Stevens, D.M.A., is director of keyboard studies and assistant professor of piano at SDSU in Brookings.

The concert, titled “[re]Vision,” explores the ways in which modern composers grapple with and reflect on piano repertoire from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

Senior saxophone recital set for April 24

Submitted by mzuercher on Mon, 04/19/2021 - 17:26
Caleb Abbott

Caleb Abbott will give his senior recital Saturday at 7 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center.







Abbott, Wichita, is a student of Joel Boettger, Bethel College instructor of saxophone.

Abbott is scheduled to graduate from Bethel May 16, 2021, with a degree in music performance.

In his recital, he will offer a selection of classical and jazz pieces by Alexander Glazunov, Victor Morosco, Wayne Shorter and Guy Wood & Robert Mellin, as well as an original composition.

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