The UPEI music department is pleased to present a series of junior and senior recitals throughout the month of March. This week, Nik Dragatakis (jazz guitar) and Cora Wong (flute) will be presenting their junior recital on Friday, March 15 at 7:30 pm at UPEI’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall. Wong, of Westville, Nova Scotia is a third-year music major in flute performance. She has competed extensively in the New Glasgow Music Festival and the Nova Scotia Provincial Music Festival and has also represented Nova Scotia in the National Music Festival for woodwinds. Her junior recital program will feature works of Bach, Feld, Clarke, and Casella. Wong will be accompanied by Frances McBurnie.
Dragatakis will be performing jazz classics by Kenny Wheeler, Jimmy VanHeusen, Wayne Shorter, and Bobby Timmons. His trio will feature Isaac Williams on bass and Patrick LeClair on drums. He will also be joined by guest performers Robyn Verhoeven on trumpet and Dan Rowswell on alto saxophone. Dragatakis studies jazz guitar with Ian Toms.
On Sunday, March 17, classical guitarist Tim Sherran, of Nine Mile Creek, PEI will perform at 7:30 pm at the Dr. Steel Recital Hall. Sherran began studying classical guitar in April 2008 with Dr. Jim Dickson and he’s now studying with Paul Bernard. He will be graduating this spring from UPEI with a bachelor of music in guitar performance. Sherran’s recital will feature works by Bach, Tarrega, Dominiconi, and Albeniz, Villa-lobos.
All recitals are free to attend and everyone is welcome! For information, contact Susan Stensch at firstname.lastname@example.org or (902) 566-0507.