On Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 pm the UPEI music department will present “Sing me a Story” featuring third-year soprano students Nadine Haddad and Morgan Wagner with the assistance of Frances McBurnie on piano. The recital will include works by J.S. Bach, Enrique Granados, Henry Purcell, Richard Strauss, Gioacchino Rossini, Antonio Vivaldi, and Hugo Wolf as well as traditional and jazz selections. After months of preparation Nadine and Morgan look forward to sharing many stories in song.
UPEI music student Echo Lau will present her senior piano recital on Sunday, March 24 at 2:30 pm. The program will include Chopin’s Sonata no.3 in B minor, Debussy’s L’isle Joyeuse, and Ravel’s Concerto in G, accompanied by Dr. Frances Gray. Echo was born in Hong Kong and moved to PEI with her parents in 2004. She studied piano with Frances McBurnie throughout her high school years and is now studying with Dr. Frances Gray at UPEI. Echo has represented PEI in the National Music Festival and has twice been awarded the Rose Bowl at the PEI Kiwanis Music Festival. Echo has played violin with the PEI Symphony and is a member of the UPEI Jazz Ensemble.
On Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 pm the UPEI Jazz Ensemble will present their end-of-semester concert under the direction of David Shephard. The ensemble will perform favourite big band charts from Duke Ellington to Gordon Goodwin. Once again, the jazz ensemble will be joined by members of the UPEI vocal department. Morgan Wagner will perform “Step to the Rear” from the broadway production “How Now, Dow Jones.” Melissa MacKenzie will join the band on “At Last,” and recent Music PEI award winner Hannah Rollwage will be featured on “Somewhere” from “West Side Story.”