Recital to feature Highlands faculty

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By Margaret McKinney
Highlands University

The New Mexico Highlands University music faculty will present a free recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19 featuring contemporary compositions by faculty as well as works by Mozart, Bach, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, and more.

The recital is in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall.

The musical program begins with Johann Sebastian Bach’s Benedictus, from Mass in B Minor with Andre Garcia-Nuthmann at tenor, Billie Matthews on flute, and Linda King on piano.

Tatiana Gregic Dutoit will perform three of her own contemporary compositions, including Percolator, Blue Whale, and East Windy. Her pieces incorporate piano, a synthesizer, and vocals.

Dutoit will also play piano for Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in G Sharp Minor. King will play piano for Dutoit’s composition, Trip to Palma de Mallorca.

King will play piano for three Claude Debussy piano solo pieces, including Fireworks, Moonlight, and Isle of Joy.

The Rondo of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Concerto in B Flat, K191 will be performed by Edward Harrington on trombone and King on piano.

Roger Quilter’s Three Shakespeare Songs, Op. 6 will feature Garcia-Nuthmann at tenor and King on piano.

Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for Flute and Piano will be performed by Matthews on flute and King on piano.

The Jazz Quartet will announce its musical selections at the end of the recital. The quartet is composed of Edward Harrington on bass, Kevin Zoernig on piano, Ralph Marquez on percussion, and Bruce Holmes on alto saxophone.

Donations will be accepted at the free Feb. 19 recital.  

Proceeds will benefit the Friends of HU Choirs, Friends of HU Instrumental Ensembles, and the Thomas Mishler Scholarship for music students.