Annual Longaker recital to feature eight student performers

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — The annual Longaker Honors Recital at Huntington University will showcase eight of the university’s top musicians on April 19. The recital will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Each musician was chosen in a rigorous audition process. The performance includes one pianist, one violinist, one flutist and six vocalists.

Performers include:

Brittany Blazier, a junior soprano choral education major from Ossian, Ind., will perform “Songs of Solomon” by George Rochberg.

Ja’Shon Burks, a sophomore choral education major from Indianapolis, will perform “Goodbye,” “L’alba separa dalla luce l’ombra” and “La Serenata” by Franceso Paolo Tosti.

Johanna Caron, a junior flautist instrumental education major from Warsaw, Ind., will perform the “Concerto in G major: Allegro” by Johann Joachim Quantz.

Osvaldo Gil, a freshman tenor from Indianapolis will perform “Two Lips, For Life I had Never Cared Greatly” and “I said to Love” by Gerald Finzi.

Haley Glinz, a freshman soprano, Bachelor of Arts in music major from Spring Arbor, Mich., will perform “Come Ready and See Me,”” My Master Hath a Garden” and “Waterbird” by Richard Hundley.

Ye Ri Lee, a sophomore violinist and pianist music business major from Seoul, South Korea, will perform “Ah vous dirai-je, Maman K.265” on the piano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and “Romance Op. 26” on the violin by Johan Svendsen.

Audra Rittenhouse, a junior soprano Bachelor of Arts in music major from Huntington, Ind., will perform “Spring, Winter,” “Dirge,” “Diaphenia” and “Hymn” from Six Elizabethan Songs by Dominick Argento.

Holly Stanley, a freshman soprano choral education major from Huntington, Ind., will perform “O Lovely World,” “Beauty,” “Message” and “When I have Sung My Songs” by Ernest Charles.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the HU Music Office at 260-359-4262.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution a “Best Midwestern College.” Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). 


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