Regis University Music Faculty Recital October 12

D. VeaseyOctober 10, 2011

Regis University’s Second Wednesday Faculty Recital “Lullabies, Dreams, Fantasies” begins at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 12 in the Berkeley Community Church, located one block west of the University’s North Denver (Lowell) campus.

The show, which is part of the University’s Fall 2011 Music Program Concert and Event schedule, features eight Regis University faculty performers: James Cline, Loretta K. Notareschi, Barbara Halladay-Wollan, Ysmael Reyes, Marc Sabatella, Nan Shannon, Rebecca Koenigberg and Barbara Lepke-Sims.

The faculty recital program includes: Two About Two (Loretta Notareschi) performed by Mountain Music Duo: James Cline, guitar; Tenly Williams, oboe; L'Addio (Gaetano Donizetti) performed by Barb Wollan, soprano with John Wollan, baritone; Debbie Johnson, piano; Fantaisie sur "Der Freischutz" de C.M. von Weber (Paul Taffanel) performed by Ysmael Reyes, flute with Susan Olenwine, piano; Different Worlds (Marc Sabatella) performed by Marc Sabatella, piano; Berceuse, op. 57 (Frederic Chopin) performed by Nan Shannon, piano; How long has this been going on? (George Gershwin) performed by Rebecca Koenigberg, soprano and Marc Sabatella, piano; Serenity (C. Bame); and Lullaby Gift J.(A. Kelley) performed by Barbara Lepke-Sims, harp.
Cline has been a guitar instructor for 15 years. In addition to teaching at Regis, he also teaches at Front Range Community College in Westminster and the Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts in Lafayette. Composer Notareschi has received awards from the American Composers Forum, Ensemble Eleven, and the GALA Choruses and has written music for the Colorado State Music Teachers Association, Melody of China, the Sacred and Profane Chamber among others. Halladay-Wollan has been the soprano soloist with several local orchestras, performing oratorios and concert pieces including the Denver premier of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS. She was a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera auditions and spent four seasons with Opera Colorado. Reyes teaches applied flute at Regis, serves on the faculty of the Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts and holds the Principal Flute position of the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared as a soloist with several orchestras in Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Tobago, and Argentina. Denver jazz pianist Sabatella teaches applied and jazz piano at Regis, leads the jazz ensemble, and is recognized internationally as the author of A Jazz Improvisation Primer. Shannon, who has been affiliate faculty at Regis University since 2001, teaches piano, group piano, and chamber music, and received her doctorate in Piano Performance from Peabody Conservatory. Koenigberg has taught at Regis University for the past five years, is an Artist-in-Residence at Denver School of the Arts and recently played the role of Frasquita in Carmen with Opera Colorado’s gala opening of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Lepke-Sims, who has a Master of Music from The Juilliard School in NYC, teaches at Regis University and Colorado Christian University, is a sought after freelance harpist and has been very active in the American Harp Society.

The event is free and open to the public.

Mark Davenport, director of the Regis University Music Program and associate professor of Music, notes that the Department of Fine and Performing Arts music program at Regis University is committed to providing cultural enrichment for the campus and community.

For more information, call 303-964-3609 or visit www.regis.edu/music.