Vaughan Recital Series promises varied music

by Meghan Lydon | 10/9/98 5:00am

This past Wednesday, October 7, the Vaughan Recital Series at the Hopkins Center began offering entertainment and more, completely free of charge.

The series offers a chance for faculty, students and world class musicians to share their love of music with the public and to learn from one another. Former recital coordinator Pam Van Siclen said The Vaughan Recital Series "was founded a number of years ago with the purpose of giving students the double opportunity of hearing their instructors and other professional musicians perform, and of performing themselves in a relatively informal setting."

Among the array of gifted performers that have already played was the musical group, Avalonia, comprised of Seth Austen on the mandolin, cittern and guitar, Pat Sager on the harp and Samantha Moffatt on the hammered dulcimer and percussion. They performed Celtic music and singing ballads, playing some of their own original music and some dance music of Vermont and Canada.

This Sunday, the series will continue with an all-Schumann recital, "Robert Schumann at 30." The performers include John Horner, baritone, and Andrew O'Brien, piano, followed by four of Dartmouth's own flutists, Cabray Haines '00, Julie Kendrew '00, Sandra Martinez '99 and Stephani Thomas '01.

On October 18, former Dartmouth students, Evelyn Chih-Yih Chan '77, soprano, and Merrell Wiseman '77, M.D., pianist, will perform works by Fauvre and the Austrian composer Franz Schreker.

A sneak preview of the 1950s show, "Let's go to the Hop!", by Brian Gurl, a graduate of Lebanon High School, and his wife, Joey MacDonald, can be glimpsed at Dartmouth on October 21 before it moves on to the Lebanon Opera House. The show will include songs from the 1950s and several Broadway tunes.

From across the world to Hanover, Russian pianist, Irina Taimanova, and young English cellist, Anton Lukoszevieve, will come next to perform in Faulkner Recital Hall.

Broadway enthusiasts will once again exult as pianist, David Thron, and soprano, Cyndi Swasey, perform together. Their program will offer Broadway songs as well as lilting African-American spirituals .

Following this will be more of Dartmouth's gifted undergrads, Candice Ling '01, piano, and Lincoln Lau '01, cello.

On November 15, the group, Roundelay, made up of Roxana Gundry, soprano, lute, mandolino, archlute, and Oliver Brooks, viola da Gamba, will present their show, "Ah, What it is to Love!" Works will be by Hildegarde of Bingen, Thibault de Navarre, Emanuel Adriaenssen and others.

A week later, Kathy Andrew, violin, and Gregory Hayes, piano, will delight Dartmouth with their music.

Finally, James Tatum, piano, will present "TOUCHED: A Program of Tocattas and other Touch Pieces, from Frescobaldi to Christian Wolff."

Performances will be held most Sundays at 4:00 p.m. and most Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. in Faulkner Recital Hall.