Recital Series introduces opera to Mayo Concert Hall

By Len La Rocca
Distribution Manager

Miguel Gonzalez / Photo Editor

Dazzling piano, symphonic horns and classical vocals filled Mayo Concert Hall on Feb. 19 at 12:30 p.m. during the Tuesday Recital Series. Students were drawn to the concert hall to witness the music that students at the College had to offer.

“I love coming to the Tuesday recitals because it is a little less formal than, say, a senior recital or some large thing,” said Shrish Jawadiwar, a sophomore political science and music double major. “It’s just nice to come see your friends and see what they’re working on.”

Brianna Carson, a junior music education major and soprano singer, kicked things off with a rendition of an Italian song titled, “Ognun ripicchia e nicchia,” by Stefano Donaudy. She then performed John Duke’s melodical, “I Can’t Be Talkin of Love” with her right arm confidently leaning against the grand piano. After she was met with thunderous applause, it was clear that Carson had sold every note to her audience.

Pianist Nicholas Marsol, a freshman music major, gave a powerful performance of the French song, “Jeuz d’eau,” by Maurice Ravel, which showcased his growing skill and love for music.

Baritone Adrian Camano, a freshman music education major, delivered his alluring performance of Hugo Wolf’s German song “Hiemweh,” as well as Aaron Copeland’s “Simple Gifts.”

“’Tis the gift to be simple,” he sang. “’Tis’ the gift to be free.”

Terence Odonkor, a freshman music major, performed Eugene Bozza’s “Aria” on saxophone and had the audience in a sweet-sounding trance as his notes rang proudly.

Kevin Chan, a junior music education major, presented “The Maid of The Mist” by Herbert L. Clarke on his silver trumpet that glimmered under the spotlights as he rotated the instrument mid-play. He performed melodically-sedating melodies.

“I think it was truly amazing and inspiring that people our age are able to do such talented and amazing things that are absolutely breathtaking once you hear them,” said Giovanni Delgado, a freshman music education major. “You think of all the hours that all these musicians practiced and the result is just astonishing.”

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