Variety of music events at Whitman College in April

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The Whitman College Department of Music will offer a variety of music events in early April. They begin at 7:30 p.m. in Chism Hall, Whitman College Hall of Music, 137 S. Park St., and are free, unless otherwise specified.

April 2: Marla Nelson will present her junior piano recital. Nelson will play four movements from "Partita 5" by J.S. Bach, "Etude in E, Op. 10, No. 3" by Chopin and Sonata No. 15 in D Major, "Pastorale" by Beethoven.

April 3: Kaley Eaton's senior voice recital, in which Eaton will perform a Renaissance and Baroque soprano repertoire, with an early music ensemble including harpsichord, organ, cello and lute.

April 7: The Whitman Jazz II Spring Concert, directed by Dave Glenn, will perform a collection of jazz standards, including pieces composed by Miles Davis and Charlie Parker. Drummer Gary Hobbs, formerly with the Stan Kenton Jazz Orchestra, is the featured guest artist.

April 8: The Whitman College Jazz Ensemble I spring concert will feature three recent works by jazz composer Dan Gailey, two very recent works by Whitman senior composition student Marshall Baker and a couple of classic pieces from the libraries of the great Stan Kenton and Duke Ellington bands. Drummer Gary Hobbs, formerly with the Stan Kenton Jazz Orchestra, will be featured as a guest artist.

April 9: The Fridays at Four Recital Series will present a recital by the piano students of Laura Curtis and Kristin Vining-Stauffer. This performance will be at the Kimball Theatre, Whitman College Hunter Conservatory, 325 Boyer Ave., at 7:30 p.m.

April 9: Hilary White will perform her senior saxophone recital. White will play the "Rossini Variations" on soprano saxophone with Nathan Shiu, piano; "Prelude et Saltarelle" by Robert Planal featuring a very long and virtuoso cadenza on the alto saxophone; Alec Wilder: "Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano," with Lee D. Thompson, piano; and "Tableaux de Provence" by Paule Maurice, a woman composer.

For more information, call 527-5232 or e-mail waggonbi@whitman.edu.

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