Recital Series news from Artistic Director Marilyn Garst

Recitals kick off Oct 6

For various personal reasons, I failed to keep records of all those who assisted me with the 2022-23 Recital Series. I apologize for this but greatly appreciate the help I received with the brochure, flyers, programs, finance, publicity, ticket sales, page turning, sound engineering, receptions (organization, food donations, beverages), and the additional financial contributions that we received.

For a time, it was doubtful that there would be another Recital Series, but I am happy to say that another series has been scheduled for 2023-2024. Nicolò Spera, guitarist, will open the series on Oct. 6, 2023, and perform works on the ten-string guitar. He has sustained a performance career in the USA and in Europe and performed previously on our series in 2016. He currently serves as Professor of Classical Guitar at the University of Colorado Boulder where he also received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree.

The second recital will take place on Nov. 17, 2023 and will include piano duets performed by Cynthia Bauhof-Williams and Marilyn Garst. Cynthia has had a successful career as a soloist, collaborative pianist and faculty member at Pasadena City College in California. She received the D.M.A. degree at the University of Southern California where Marilyn received her B.M. degree.

The third recital is scheduled for February 16, 2024, and will feature Justin Hubbard, saxophone, who is Assistant Professor and Director of Bands at Fort Lewis College. He will be assisted by two pianists on the faculty, Lisa Campi-Walters and Holly Quist.

The series will close on April 26, 2024 with a varied program of songs to be performed by Drea Pressley, mezzo-soprano, and accompanied at the piano by Marilyn Garst. Drea has performed in the USA and in Europe, is a Hollywood studio musician, and has performed on this series previously.

Please add these dates to your calendars. Details are posted on our website, and brochures with more detailed information will be mailed shortly.

Marilyn Garst, Recital Series Artistic Director