May Music Events at Bradley

April 24, 2019

Bradley String and Woodwind Chamber Ensembles

Wednesday | May 1

7:30 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center

This concert, highlighting student string and woodwind ensembles from Bradley’s Music Department, will feature a string quartet, a woodwind quintet, plus duos and trios. Works by composers Telemann, Prokofiev, Viotti, Agay, Mclean, Holcombe, and Makris are featured on the program. Performing in the recital will be violinists Jessica Everts, Hannah Gudeman, Ben Haas, Mckenna Hulan, Gillian Strachan, Marcia Henry Liebenow, Amber McGhee - violin, and Sara Fessler - cello. Woodwind quintet members include Magdalyn Mitchell - flute, Katrina King - oboe, Cailey Platt - clarinet, Conor Sadauskas - French horn, and Colton Wilder - bassoon. The ensembles are coached by Marcia Henry Liebenow as well as David Cyzak. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 309-677-2602.


Bradley Chorale and Chamber Singers

Thursday | May 2

7 p.m. | Trinity Lutheran Church

As a part of the Concert Series at Trinity Lutheran Church, the Bradley Chorale and Chamber Singers will present Absence. The program will feature poetry, Indonesian dance, and combined singing with the Trinity Lutheran Choir. The theme of the program focuses on the idea of what appears to be missing in your life, is actually a failure to see what is present. The event is free and open to the public, but a freewill offering will be accepted. For any questions, contact Dr. Cory Ganschow at 309-677-2600 or


Bradley Symphony Orchestra

Saturday | May 4

7:30 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center

This program will feature Dr. Kyle Dzapo, a Bradley flute professor, performing Renaissance Concerto. The concert will also include Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. The Bradley Symphony Orchestra is under the direction of Dr. Timothy Semanik. Students tickets are free; tickets for the general public are $5 and available at the door. For more information, contact Dr. Semanik at


Bradley Guitar Ensemble

Sunday | May 5

7:30 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center

Under the direction of Michael W. Hull, this program will feature works ranging from early music in the Renaissance to the Modern Era. This includes composers such as Dowland, Susato, Telemann, Sor, Gragnani, and many more. In celebration of Leo Brouwer’s 80th year, the ensemble will perform “Cuban Landscape With Rain” in addition to Hoover’s 2019 work titled “El Mistico Baila” (The Mystic Dances). Members of the large ensemble have several duo and trio projects as well, including a set of songs by Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. The event is free and open to the general public; call 309-677-2595 for more information.


Bradley’s Collegium Musicum

Monday | May 6

7:30 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center

Collegium Musicum, the Bradley University student early music consort directed by Affiliate Instructor Lisette Kielson, is set to perform popular forms of the 17th and 18th centuries in Hallelujah!: The Glory of the Baroque. Baroque composers will be represented in music for solo guitar and piano, recorder and trombone quartet, as well as accompanied song. Performers include Lauren Angus and Rebecca Glenn - recorder, Mark McCullough - string bass, Jackson Miller and Wesley Sedrel - guitar, Austin Lair, Maxwell Nelson, and Lauren Shafer - trombone, Justin Schepke - keyboard, and Magaret Sloter - mezzo-soprano, recorder, and trombone. The event is free and open to the public, please call 309-750-3234 for more information.

Bradley Piano Studio

Tuesday | May 7

7:30 p.m. | Dingeldine Music Center

Under the direction of Dr. Jason Terry and Dr. Chee Hyeon Choi, this piano studio recital will feature solo and 2 piano 8 hands works by Scarlatti, Heller, Scriabin, Schubert, Barber, Prokofiev, and many more. The performers in this recital include Lucy Boucher, Reid Chapman, Caitlyn DePriest, Holly France, Boyosa Frezar, Hannah Gudeman, Cara Heinemann, Katie Major, Nate Massa, Maeve Mellen, Nolan Ruthe, Justin Schepke, Tirzah Sprigela, Randy Sperry and Bonnie Vigland. This recital is free and open to the public, call 677-3895 for more information.

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