Honors College puts on music event

Handel, Mozart and Beethoven are three of the famous composers anyone attending tonight’s Honors College recital will hear, said Dennis Nygren, professor in the School of Music.

This year’s Honors College recital will take place at 8 p.m. in Ludwig Hall in the Music and Speech Building.

Nygren, who has been in charge of production for the past two years, said this year the audience will see nine performances given by Honors students and music majors.

Five singers, an oboe player, a pianist, a clarinet trio and a string group named The President’s Quartet will be performing pieces from the Baroque period up through the late 20th century, he said.

“It should be a very varied event,” he said. “And it will probably last a little over an hour.”

This year the recital will have no intermission. Nygren said he thinks the show will flow smoothly with the performances running back to back.

This is the fourth year for the Honors recital, said Larry Andrews, dean of the Honors College. Past performances were held in 2001, 2003 and 2005.

Nygren said anyone wishing to attend should look forward to an interesting and enjoyable evening at no charge.

– Elise Franco