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40th Gumberts Award Competition

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Krannert Fine Arts Building, Wheeler Concert Hall, University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN

Ivy Benson, soprano
Kristin Jones, piano

Ouvre ton Coeur
Georges Bizet (1838-1875)

“Vilia” from The Merry Widow
Franz Leher (1870-1948)

Four Songs, op. 13
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
The Secrets of Old
Sure on this Shining Night

“Chi il bel sogno di Doretta” from La Rondine
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

Ivy Benson is 23 years old from Olney, Illinois. She is a student of Dr. Alanna Keenan and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance. Ivy will be graduating in May, and after graduation will be moving to Greenville, North Carolina to attend East Carolina University and earn her Master’s degree in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy. Ivy has been involved in University Choir, Opera, and Kantorei while attending University of Evansville.

Annie Cloud, clarinet
Kristin Jones, piano

Adagio for Clarinet and Piano
Heinrich Joseph Baermann (1784-1847)

Dance Preludes for Clarinet and Piano (1954)
Witold Lutostawski (1913-1994)
I. Allegro molto
IV. Andante
V. Allegro molto

Sonata for clarinet and piano (1962)
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Allegro con fuoco

Annie Cloud is a Clarinet Performance major from Evansville, IN. While at UE, Annie has served as Principal Clarinet in Wind Ensemble for five semesters, in Symphony Orchestra for six, and has been a member of Clarinet Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble I and II, and U Band. She is currently an active member of the Beta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity where she currently serves as Vice President-Membership. Outside of UE, Annie is involved with International Clarinet Association where she is the Indiana Student Ambassador. After graduation, Annie plans to pursue her master’s degree in clarinet performance and pedagogy.

Rebecca Laskey, soprano
Kristin Jones, piano

Da tempeste il legno infranto
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
from Giulio Cesare in Egitto

Sérénade Italienne
Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
Le Colibri

I. Chacarera
II. Triste
IV. Arrorro
Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)

“Glitter and Be Gay” from Candide
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

Rebecca Laskey is a music therapy and performance double major and psychology minor from Vincennes, IN. She has been a member in Kantorei, University Choir, and Opera for her five years at UE. Her opera roles include “Eurydice” in Orpheus and the Underworld and “Letitia” in The Old Maid and The Thief. She is currently an active member of the Chi Epsilon chapter of Chi Omega Fraternity for women and has been a part of many organizations on campus such as Circle K, University of Evansville Music Therapy Association, Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for women. She has been active in other areas of the music department by participating in percussion and string ensembles. After graduation, Rebecca plans to complete her music therapy internship and possibly pursue graduate school for performance.

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