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Denning, Lensing to perform piano recital

Huntington, Ind.-On Oct. 30, the Huntington University Music Department will present a combined junior recital by pianists Tana Denning and Brittany Lensing at 7:30 p.m. in the Longaker Recital Hall of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Denning is a junior piano performance major with an emphasis in piano pedagogy from Lansing, Mich. She has played the piano for 13 years and the violin for eight years. She studied with Mary Ann Reid from her hometown, with Dr. Patricia Spedden her first three years at Huntington University and currently studies with Kelly Freije. She studied violin with Frances Simpson before attending the university and Elizabeth Smith while at Huntington University. Denning was selected to perform in the Longaker Honors Recital in 2008 and the Annual Concerto Concert in 2009. She also has been a member of the HU Handbells and the HU Orchestra. Denning will be performing piano pieces such as "Malambo" by Ginastera, "The Lark" by Balakirev, "Prelude 21 in B-flat Major" by Bach and "Prelude 21 in B-flat Major" by Bach.

Lensing is a junior Bachelor of Arts in music major, from Cresco, Iowa. Lensing has played the piano for 15 years. While at home in Iowa, she studied piano with Barb Larson. Lensing has played the violin for 10 years and studied with Diane Lingen from her hometown. While at Huntington University, she has studied piano with Dr. Patricia Spedden and currently studies piano with Kelly Freije and violin with Elizabeth Smith at Huntington University. Lensing was chosen to perform in the Longaker Honors Recital in the spring of 2009. Lensing will be performing piano pieces such as "Prelude and Fugue no. 10 in E Minor BWV 855" by Bach, and "Capriccio in G Minor, Op. 116, No. 3" by Brahms. She also will perform one movement of the violin piece "Sonatina, Op. 100" by Dvorak

Together, Denning and Lensing will perform two movements from "44 Duets for Two Violins" by Bela Bartok.

There is no charge for the recital, and it is open to the public.