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Music department to host March concerts

March 4, 2016

The Music Department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is hosting four public concerts in March.

The Frances Cohler Coffee Concert on Friday, March 4, is a noon event featuring Nataia Moiseeva, violin, and Layton “Skip” James, harpsichord, in “Music of the Baroque: Bach, Vivaldi and Mozart,” in the William Abbott Concert Hall of the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. Parking can be found in pay lots behind the University Center and on the west side of North Hall. Coffee and refreshments follow the concert in the lobby. Free and open to all.

The St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra will present “Classics of Europe” on Sunday, March 6, at 3 p.m. in the William Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building at UW-River Falls. Join Director Kristin Tjornehoj, and special guests Layton “Skip” James, harpsichord, and Natalia Moiseeva, violin, in Vivaldi’s “Four Season: Winter and Spring.” The musicians will also perform J.S. Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3,” and “L’Arlésienne” by George Bizet. Admission is $5/ adults, $3/seniors, and $2/students.

The UW-River Falls Music Department will present “Classics of the Band World” on Thursday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the William Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. Kristin Tjornehoj, director of the Symphony Band, and Gary Bird, director of the University Band, join forces to share music representing Sousa, Grainger, Persichetti, Beibel and more. Selections include “Foshay Tower March” by John Philip Sousa; “Fanfare and Allegro” by Clifton Williams; “Ave Maria” by Franz Beibl; “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” by Elliot del Borgo; “Alla Barocco” by Cesar Giovannini, and Persichetti’s “Pageant.” Admission is $5/adults, $3/seniors, and $2/students.

The Frances Cohler Coffee Concert on Friday, March 25, is a noon event featuring Natalia Moiseeva, violin, Tanya Remenikova, cello, and Ivan Konev, piano, in the William Abbott Concert Hall of the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. Parking can be found in pay lots behind the University Center and on the west side of North Hall. Coffee and refreshments follow the concert in the lobby. Free and open to all.

For further information, contact the UWRF Music Department at 715-425-3183, kristin.tjornehoj@ uwrf.edu, or visit www.uwrf.edu/music/events.