Music fills the air at faculty recital


Marisa Caban

Chief Photographer–

    The RSC music faculty performed in solos and ensembles at the recital on March 26. (Photos By Marisa Caban)

 

An evening of classical music, presented by Rose State College and music faculty, was held on March 26 in the Hudiburg Chevrolet Center.

Solos and ensembles took the form of many varieties, such as a string trio “Trio Antiqua,” which was comprised of Doris Morris, her husband Ralph Morris on violin, and Thresa Swadly on cello. Ralph Morris and Swadly are professors at UCO. Several vocal performances, by Gregg-Boothby and Susan Richardson, included piano, violin or flute accompaniment, all provided by the music faculty. The compositions played were from several classical and baroque composers such as Vivaldi, Beethoven, Schubert and more.

“We decided to do the concert because many of the students and community members don’t know how close they are to art,” Doris Morris said. “It enriches tremendously your life. … We had fun.”

The final performance of the night was “Train Song,” recorded by Music Engineering professor Dr. David Gedosh. Gedosh said he recorded the audio in Denton, Texas, and then processed it using effects with “tons and tons of editing on a computer.”

“We have some incredible talent on our campus that people got to listen to tonight,” said President Jeanie Webb. “I think it’s amazing to see the culture and diversity in the music, and how important it is to impact our campus.”

Performers included professors of Music Emily Robinson and Tracey Gregg-Boothby, RSC and University of Central Oklahoma adjunct professor Doris Morris, and other faculty. This recital was the first since 2009 and many attendees and faculty expressed they would like it to return.

”I would like to bring (the recital) back. … Make it an annual thing,” Robinson said.

For more information about the Music Program, contact Gregg-Boothby at 733-7324.

 

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