SUU Energized with Spanish Music

Published: October 06, 2006 | Read Time: 1 minutes

The SUU Department of Music will kick-off its 2006-2007 Masterworks Series Monday night, October 16, at 7:30 p.m. with the Musical Landscapes of Goya, a Faculty Concert at Thorley Recital Hall. “This concert really explores all the great passion in Spanish music,” explains Grace St. Pierre, Assistant Professor of Choir and Voice. “The lyrical melodies and vibrant rhythms make for a fun concert audiences will love!”

The music of legendary Spanish composers, such as Manuel de Falla, Alberto Ginastera, and Enrique Granados will be featured on the program. Granados was inspired and fascinated by Goya’s artwork and this became the central inspiration for many of his compositions.

“I am very excited that Musical Landscapes of Goya is opening the 2006-2007 Masterworks Music Series,” says Bill Byrnes, Dean of SUU’s College of Performing and Visual Arts. “Our students will discover the inspired relationship between musicians and artists, and our audiences will be entertained by some very thrilling pieces.”

The concert will feature the talents of the SUU Music Department faculty: Lawrence Johnson, tenor; Grace St. Pierre, mezzo-soprano; Virginia Stitt, english horn; Xun Sun, violin; all accompanied by Tracey Bradshaw and Rachel Roulet, pianists.

This performance is one of a series of six themed Masterworks performances. Single tickets for the Masterworks Series are $8 for Adults, $6 for SUU Faculty and Staff, $4 for Students/Children, and SUU Students attend for free with a valid student ID. For more information call 435-865-8800 or go online to

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