Recital Series exhibits student talent

Students showcased their talents on Wednesday, Jan. 30 during the spring semester’s first installment of the Afternoon Recital Series.

Students take the stage during the Recital Series sponsored by the music department.(Lauren Del Turco / Staff Photographer)

Classical tunes filled the Mayo Concert Hall as faculty and peers enjoyed the spectacle sponsored by the College’s department of music.

As the house lights began to dim, the audience fell silent while sophomore Dan Malloy, took the stage.

Accompanied by the piano, Malloy took on a strong stage presence, filling the concert hall with his voice as he sang “When The Air Sings of Summer” from “The Old Maid and the Thief,” a one-act radio opera written and composed by Gian Carlo Menotti.

The afternoon continued with a series of classical pieces from various students of the music department. Following Malloy’s performance, sophomore Andrew Helgelson displayed his talents by playing a classical melody on the horn, which was accompanied by the piano. Shortly after, student floutist, junior Chelsea Cortese, brought forth a different classical sound with a more upbeat song choice.

Also on the program was student pianist, freshman Joseph Lesky, who filled the concert hall with a strong and fast tempo classical piece. Fellow students and other audience members were quickly intrigued by this performance and many of them could be seen tapping along in an effort to keep up with the rhythm of the music.

Several performers continued to display an array of talent that students here at the College have to offer.

With each performer’s individual take on the classical sound, the afternoon was filled with entertaining and pleasant pieces. The Afternoon Recital Series will continue throughout the semester. The next performance will be held on Wednesday Feb. 6 in the Mayo Concert Hall.