Music Department Hosts Two Recitals Next Week

By Edited by Taylor Student Writer Braden Ochs Published: Sep 01, 2017

Sarah Wardle Jones

The Taylor University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will be hosting two recitals in the next week. The first recital features flutist Sarah Wardle Jones. The recital, Music of Female Composers, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 pm, in the Butz Carruth Recital Hall. On Saturday, Sept. 9, at 8:00 pm, there will be a voice recital featuring baritone Dr. Conor Angell, also in the Recital Hall.

Jones graduated from Taylor in 2008 with a degree in performance and went on to Bowling Green State University to earn a master’s degree. Her program features music written by women: Kokopeli by Katherine Hoover,  Sonata No. 4 in D. Major by Anna Bon, Nocturne by Lili Boulanger, Allegro Rustico & Klange des Waldes by Sofia Gubaidulina, and Flute Poetic, Movement III: Jagged by Jennifer Higdon. She will be accompanied by pianist Margaret Hammond.

Angell, a 2006 Taylor graduate, also holds master's and doctoral degrees from University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. He will perform composer Franz Schubert’s entire song cycle on poems by Wilhelm Müller, Die schöne Müllerin (The Beautiful Maid of the Mill). The cycle is one of Schubert’s most noted works and is the earliest extended song cycle to be widely performed. The 20 songs of this composition will be presented without interruption, telling the story of a journeyman miller whose path begins with cheerful optimism and ends with tragedy. Angell will be accompanied by pianist Margaret Hammond.

Fellow Music faculty member Dr. Patricia Robertson will provide a pre-recital talk on the piece at 7:30 pm. Angell will present the same recital at Ball State University on September 1, and at Anderson University on September 21.

No admission will be charged either Jones’ or Angell’s recitals on the Taylor campus.