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Music at MSU Denver's
Fall 2020 Virtual Event Showcase

In adapting to safety precautions throughout the Fall 2020 semester, the Department of Music's students and faculty have weathered some pretty tough changes. Quite literally, in that many of our ensembles spent the semester rehearsing outdoors. Through smoke and wind, heat and cold, the ensembles of MSU Denver have risen to the challenge. Now we present these video performances from the amazing, resilient, hard-working, dedicated students of Music at MSU Denver. 


MSU Denver Symphonic Band

MSU Denver Symphonic Band
Directed by David Kish
Video recorded during the Fall 2020 semester

Members of the MSU Denver Symphonic Band perform and share their experiences with outdoor rehearsals and COVID-19 safety measures during the Fall 2020 semester.

Senior Recital: Kinsey Scholl, mezzo soprano

Senior Recital: Kinsey Scholl, mezzo soprano
Recorded October 3, 2020 in the King Center Recital Hall

Performers:

Kinsey Scholl, mezzo soprano
Christopher Thompson, piano
Elisa Dean, violin
Matt Gotlin-Sheehan, percussion

Senior Recital: Joy Xiaodan, horn

MSU Denver Senior Recital: Joy Xiaodan, horn
Recorded October 30, 2020 in the King Center Concert Hall

Performers:

Joy Xiaodan, horn
Jordan Ortman, piano
Braden Collison, trumpet
Peyton Brauch, trumpet
Malachy Saeedi, trombone
Kalin Peña, tuba

MSU Denver Composition Recital

MSU Denver Composition Recital
Livestreamed November 18, 2020

 

Program:

David E. Farrell - Loneliness, performed on live electronics
Alex Artyomenko - Tragic Journey, performed by Riley Payton, saxophones
Bryce Lockwood - Non-Tertian Serenity, performed by David Farrell, clarinet
Autumn Schmidt - Sunrise Over Camelot, performed by Michael Hengst, trumpet
Kalin Peña - From Embers and Ash, performed by Bryan Lastrella, voice
Geoffrey Banninger - Sakura Garden, performed by Karlotta Davis, flutes
Bryan Lastrella - Footsteps in the Dark, performed by Kalin Peña, brass
Caden Hirsch - A Winter Night, performed by Kimean Stucki, soprano

MSU Denver Fall Choral Concert

MSU Denver Fall Choral Concert
Directed by MB Krueger
Produced by Erik Christian Peterson
Recorded October 18-19, 2020 in the King Center Concert Hall

Featuring:

University Treble Choir
University Basso Choir
MSU Denver Chorale
MB Krueger, conductor
Lara Jean O'Connor, piano
Erik Christian Peterson, producer

MSU Denver Guitar and Voice Ensemble Recital

MSU Denver Guitar and Voice Ensemble Recital
Directed by Tania Sinon and Dave Devine
Recorded November 19, 2020 in AR-295.

Program:

Speak Low (1943) - Kurt Weill
This Land Is Your Land (1944) - Woody Guthrie
Self Control (2016) - Frank Ocean
     Gabe Cannon, voice
     Eric Rodriguez, guitar

There’s No You (1944) - Hal Hopper, Tom Adair
This Land Is Your Land (1944) - Woody Guthrie
White Ferrari (2016) - Frank Ocean
     Jose Guerrero, voice
     Oscar Mireles, guitar

Gone With Wind (1937) - Allie Wrubel, Herb Magidson
This Land Is Your Land (1944) - Woody Guthrie
Ivy (2016) - Frank Ocean
     Alia Brand, voice
     Esai Falcon, guitar

Gamelan Manik Kusuma

Gamelan Manik Kusuma
Directed by IPutu Tangkas Adi Hiranmayena


Metropolitan State University of Denver's Gamelan Manik Kusuma performs Tabuh Petegak Bapang Selisir (arranged by IPutu Tangkas Adi Hiranmayena).  

Senior Recital: Alyssa Elzinga, piano

Senior Recital: Alyssa Elzinga, piano
Recorded November 20, 2020 in the King Center Recital Hall

Program:

Three Preludes - George Gershwin (1898-1937)

I. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
II. Andante con moto e poco rubato
III. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso

12 Piezas Caracteristicas - Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)

Pavana (No. 8)

Scherzo in Bb minor, Op. 31 - Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Sonata uni quasi Fantasia, Op. 27, No. 2 ("Moonlight") - Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) 

I. Adagio sostenuto
II. Allegretto
III. Presto agitato

Senior Recital: Reece Classen, piano

Senior Recital: Reece Classen, piano

Program:

Partita 1 BWV 825 - J.S. Bach

I. Praeludium
II. Allemande
III. Corrente
IV. Sarabande
V. Menuet
VI. Giga

Rain Tree Sketch II - Toru Takemitsu

Prelude op. 32 no. 10 - Sergei Rachmaninoff

Imaginary Pancake - Gabriella Smith

Solitude - Nahre Sol

China Gates - John Adams

Composers' Senior Talks

Composers' Senior Talks: Michael Maftean and Reece Classen
Hosted by Dr. David Farrell

Graduating Bachelor of Music in Composition majors Michael Maftean and Reece Classen discuss their senior composition projects and their time as composition majors at MSU Denver.

Electronic Music Compositions Recital

Electronic Music Compositions Recital
Directed by David Farrell
Recorded December 8, 2020

Works presented are final projects from the Electronic Music Composition course at MSU Denver.

Program:

Kalin Peña - Of A New World
Caden Hirsch - Pansychism
Autumn Schmidt - On An Adventure
Geoff Banninger - Laid to Rest
Evan Bowles - Ascending Fidelity
Bryce Lockwood - In Dreams
Jake Wherry - Dreamscapeme
Alex Artyomenko - Dreams
Bryan Lastrella - Dreamland

Senior Recital: Madison Falkenstine, soprano

Senior Recital: Madison Falkenstine, soprano
With Christopher Thompson, piano
Recorded December 5, 2020 in the King Center Recital Hall

Program:

Exsultate, jubilate - W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

I. “Exsultate, jubilate”
II. “Fulget amica dies”
III. “Tu virginum corona”
IV. “Alleluja”

Ariettes oubliées - Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

I. “C’est l’extase”
II. “Il Pleure dans mon coeur”
III. “Chevaux de bois”

Beau Soir - Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Sechs Lieder - Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

I. “Gruß”
II. “Dereinst Gedanke mein”
III. “Lauf der welt”
IV. “Die verschwiegene Nachtigall”
V. “Zur Rosenzeit”
VI. “Ein Traum”

Three Browning Songs - Amy Beach (1867-1944)

I. “The Year’s at the Spring”
II. “Ah Love! But a Day”
III. “I send my Heart up to Thee”

MSU Denver Opera Ensemble

MSU Denver Opera Ensemble
Directed by Gene Roberts
Recorded in the King Center Concert Hall

Program:

Veins Mallika . . . dôme épais, from Lakmé by Léo Delibes
Darcy Naugle - Lakmé
Chloe Short - Mallika
Jordan Ortman - Piano

La Seguidilla from Carmen by Georges Bizet
Bianca Thomas - Mezzo Soprano
Jordan Ortman - Piano

Madamina, il catalogo è questo from Doniovanni by W.A. Mozart
Mikey Swartz - Bass
Jordan Ortman - Piano

Wunderbar from Kiss Me Kate by Cole Porter
Bianca Thomas - Lilli
Justin Milner - Fred
Jordan Ortman - Piano

Quel guardo il cavaliere from Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti
Jungle Flores - Soprano
Jordan Ortman - Piano

Welche Wonne, welche Lust! from Die Entführung aus dem Serail by W.A. Mozart
Darcy Naugle - Soprano
Jordan Ortman - Piano

I Know a You from Ruddigore by Gilbert and Sullivan
Elizabeth Arons - Rose
Mikey Swartz - Robin
Jordan Ortman - Piano

Bob’s aria from The Old Maid and the Thief by Giancarlo Menotti
Grant Hamilton - Bass Baritone
Jordan Ortman - Piano

Steal Me, Sweet Thief from The Old Maid and the Thief by Giancarlo Menotti
Chloe Short - Soprano
Jordan Ortman - Piano

The Merry Widow Waltz from The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár
Jungle Flores - Hanna
Grant Hamilton - Danilo
Jordan Ortman - Piano

Tornami a vagheggiar from Alcina by George Frideric Handel
Elizabeth Arons - Soprano
Jordan Ortman - Piano

Come un ape ne’ giorni d’aprile from La Cenerentola by Gioachino Rossini
Justin Milner - Baritone
Jordan Ortman - Piano

Una voce poco fa from Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini
Madison Falkenstine - Soprano
Jordan Ortman - Piano

MSU Denver Holiday Card to the City 2020

Music at MSU Denver presents
A Holiday Card to the City 2020

Program:

1. Sleigh Ride – LeRoy Anderson, arr. RJ Miller & MB Krueger
Symphonic Band – David Kish, conductor
Festival Choir

2. Welcome from Dr. Davidson

3. Joyeux Noël – Traditional French Carol, arr. John Leavitt
Chamber Orchestra – Brandon S. Matthews, conductor

4. Solstice Carol – Kim Baryluk, arr. Ben Glasscock and the Chamber Ensemble
Duane Taylor, voice and ukulele
Benjamen Glasscock, voice and guitar

5. Carol of the Snow – Abbie Betinis
MSU Denver Chorale – MB Krueger, conductor

6. Salju Kuning (Yellow Snow) – IPutu Tangkas Adi Hiranmayena
Gamelan Manik Kusuma

7. S’Vivon – Traditional Hanukah Song, arr. Betty Bertaux
University Treble Choir – MB Krueger, conductor

8. Improvisation on Carol of the Bells – Mykola Leontovych
Reece Classen, piano
Riley Payton, bass clarinet
Ethan Sauer, bass

9. The Christmas Song – Mel Torme and Robert Wells, arr. Mark Hayes
University Basso Choir – MB Krueger, conductor
Lara Jean O’Connor, piano

10. Booba with Bottles – Adjei Abankwah
MSU Denver African Drum & Dance Ensemble – Adjei Abankwah, director

11. Candles in the Window – Traditional Hanukah Song, arr. RJ Miller
MSU Denver Chorale and Chamber Orchestra – Brandon S. Matthews, conductor

12. Farewell from Dr. Davidson

13. Silent Night – Franz Gruber
Choral parts arr. MB Krueger
Guitar part arr. Excier Rodriguez & adpt. Alex Komodore
Percussion, Violin, and Flute parts improvised by the performers
German – Justin Milner, tenor and Alex Komodore, guitar
Swahili – University Basso Choir & Caden Hirsch, percussion
Spanish – University Treble Choir & Emily Ondracek-Peterson, violin
Mandarin – Chorale & Patricia Surman, flute
English – Festival Choir

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