Recap: MSU Students Play Carnegie Hall

Posted by admin | April 16, 2012

MSU students play Carnegie Hall 

On April 14, 2012 the MSU Collegiate Honors Recital was held at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Michigan State Alumni in attendance witnessed dramatic musical performances in the intimate setting of the famous Weill Recital Hall.

MSU College of Music student performers included:

Charles Morris on bass trombone, and Hyekyung Lee on piano playing a soulful selection from David Gillingham’s Sonata.

Bryan Guarnuccio on flute, and Hsin-Chan Yang on piano playing an upbeat piece from Lowell Liebermann’s Sonata, Op 23.

Jennifer Cook, soprano, and Tzu-Yi Chang on piano, with stirring performances of Puccini’s “Senza Mamma,” Dvo?ák’s “Song to the Moon,” and from Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder.

Dmitriy Yanov-Yanovskiy on cello, and Natalia A. Tokar on piano playing Piazzolla’s Le Grand Tango.

Haobing Zhu on piano, dramatically performing Haydn’s Sonata No. 46 in E major, and Liszt’s Valse de l’opéra “Faust” de Gounod.

The student performers earned their places in this recital when they were named winners of the MSU Collegiate Honors Recital Competition held on campus in February.

After the performance, guests were hosted by College of Music Dean James Forger in Carnegie Hall’s Shorin Room where they had the opportunity to speak with the student performers at a casual gathering. Associate Professor of Voice, Molly Fillmore, was also present, as she is currently in NYC performing with the Metropolitan Opera Company in Lincoln Center. The catered reception was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday night with other Spartans in the greatest city in the sumo wrestling suits

Another Carnegie Hall performance by someone from within the College of Music is rumored to be happening later this year, and we will announce that in our newsletter when we have the details. If you weren’t able to attend this wonderful performance, don’t miss the next one!