Gonzaga Music Department

Today, Chris Maccini has a conversation with author Kate Lebo who, among her many other accomplishments, co-hosts the popular regional Pie and Whisky events. Gonzaga university music student Henry Mauser plays some delightfully gentle music by Domenico Scarlatti for us, and Dan Webster assesses a now-streaming 2019 film he managed to miss the first time around. And, Jim Tevenan investigates a traditional Scandinavian musical meditation called “Looflirpa,” with one of its most enthusiastic proponents, Bjorn Yeshterdeh.

Henry Mauser is a junior piano performance and biology double major at Gonzga University. He is part of Greg Presley's studio, and presented his junior recital at Gonzaga March 22nd. Henry recorded the program here in our KPBX performance space, and we are pleased to present it now as a Piano Bench broadcast and podcast. Here is Henry's program:

Sonata No. 31 in A♭ Major, op. 110 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo

II. Allegro molto

III. Adagio ma non troppo – Fuga. Allegro ma non troppo

In Part Two of Gonzaga University Music Department's visit to the studio, pianist Greg Presley performs the first movement of Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-Flat, and the discussion about music, performance, and education continues with Tim Westerhaus, Director of Choirs and Vocal studies, and Robert Spittal, Director of the Creative Music Lab.

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In Part One of Gonzaga University Music Department Faculty's visit to the studio, Michael and Kelleren Millham perform two songs on guitar and vocals, respectively. Also in the studio are Robert (Bob) Spittal, Conductor of the Faculty and Student Chamber Orchestra, with selections from the upcoming performance showcase, Greg Presley, pianist, and Tim Westerhaus, Director of Choirs and Vocal Studies and Music Department Chair.

Dr. Robert Spittal, Professor of Music at Gonzaga University and pianist, Jody Graves, spoke with Verne this morning about the upcoming GU Wind Ensemble concert.

Thursday's concert will be performed at Gonzaga University's Hemmingson Center, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

In the first interview of our Wednesday theater triple-header, Verne talked with Gonzaga Director of Choirs and Vocal Studies Dr. Tim Westerhaus as well as two of his students, Marie Daniels and Amanda Rood.  They were here to preview their upcoming performances of Henry Purcell's baroque opera Dido and Aeneas. This is Purcell's first composed opera and one of the earliest known English operas.