Sep 23rd, 2019 @ 4:03 pm | Author: Greg Vanney
A recital in honor of the inauguration of Alan LaFave, president of Valley City State University, will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in Vangstad Auditorium on the VCSU campus.
Performers in the recital include President LaFave and both his graduate and undergraduate clarinet professors: Robert Spring, who taught LaFave in graduate school at Arizona State University, and James Gai, who taught the undergraduate LaFave at Northern State University in South Dakota.
VCSU faculty instrumentalists performing include Daniel Becker, clarinet; Jerrold Heide, euphonium; Kenneth Jimenez, trumpet; and John LeTellier, piano. VCSU faculty vocalists Robin Allebach, soprano, and Christopher Redfearn, tenor, will also perform.
Joining the recital are musicians from Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., where LaFave previously taught and served as provost. These include Darci Bultema, soprano, and William Wieland, piano. Wieland is a VCSU alumnus. Aberdeen-area musicians performing include Dennis McDermott, flugelhorn, and Paul Dutt, guitar.
The recital will feature music by Schubert, Gershwin, Schumann, and Mendelssohn, among others.
The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.