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The College of Arts and Communication at UW-Whitewater is pleased to announce three upcoming concerts taking place at the end of October. The first will take place on October 21, 2021 @ 7:30 pm by Matthew Sintchak, saxophone, then on October 24, 2021 at 3:00 pm the Whitewater Symphony Orchestra (WSO) and Chamber Orchestra will perform in Young Auditorium. Coming up last on October 28, 2021 @ 7:30 pm is Cristina Ballatori, flute with guest artist Kevin Chance, piano. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased online at tickets.uww.edu or by calling (262) 472-2222. Masks are required for anyone entering a campus building. Do not come to campus if you are ill. For the most up to date campus safety information, visit the Warhawks are Back webpage at the link below. uww.edu/warhawks-are-back.
Faculty member Matthew Sintchak will present a solo saxophone recital featuring premieres of works by composers David Amram and Robin McLaughlin. Sintchak has been part of the faculty since 2001 and has given saxophone performances and master classes throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, China, and Japan. He has performed with the Hartford Symphony, the Portland Symphony (Maine), the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Eastman Wind Ensemble on two tours of Japan. He is a regular member of the Ancia Saxophone Quartet (based in Minneapolis), Duo Nouveau (saxophone and guitar), and the Intergalactic Contemporary Ensemble.
The Whitewater Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra will perform works from “Swan Lake” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and works for string orchestra. This concert will feature student soloist Miranda Johnson performing “Horn Concerto No. 1” by Richard Strauss. Originally from Roscoe, IL, Johnson is majoring in Music Performance for Horn with a minor in Music theory. “In my opinion, the performance of this piece is all about bringing back the joy of live performance. It feels really special to be able to play the music I thought I might never get the chance to when the pandemic hit. After all the pain and loss over the last two years, I finally have the opportunity to do what I love most: perform,” says Johnson.
Cristina Ballatori, flute, and Kevin Chance, piano will play an eclectic program of works inspired by songs and dances. The program will feature a selection of major repertoire from the flute and piano repertoire including Franz Schubert’s Introduction and Variations (Opus 160) on Trockne Blumen from Die Schone Mullerin and Robert Muczynski’s Sonata, Op. 14 along with other lesser-known gems such as Samuel Zyman’s Canción de Cuna, Michael Torke’s Sprite, and Dan Welcher’s All the Words to All the Songs.
The Department of Music presents three concerts at the end of October:
Matthew Sintchak, saxophone on October 21, 2021 at 7:30 pm in Light Recital Hall,
Whitewater Symphony Orchestra on October 24, 2021 @ 3:00 pm in Young Auditorium, and
Cristina Ballatori, flute with Guest Artist Kevin Chance, piano on October 28, 2021 at 7:30 pm in Light Recital Hall. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased online at tickets.uww.edu or by calling (262) 472-2222. Masks are required for anyone entering a campus building. Do not come to campus if you are ill. For the most up to date campus safety information, visit the Warhawks are Back webpage at the link below. uww.edu/warhawks-are-back.