Dordt College News

Stout, Talen recital Wednesday, April 14

April 2, 2010


Amanda Stout, Dunkerton, Iowa, and Jander Talen, Charlottetown, PE, will present a piano and trombone recital at Dordt College’s B.J. Haan Auditorium on Wednesday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Also performing will be Susan LeMahieu on the clarinet; Nathan Friend on the cello; Norma Snyder-Jones as piano accompanist; Wilbert Talen on the trombone, and Emil Talen on tuba.

Amanda’s recital selections will feature a variety of classical styles. A highlight will be "Beethoven’s Op. 11" trio, where Amanda will be joined by Nathan Friend on cello and Susan LeMahieu on clarinet. Melodic figures appear in all three instrument parts throughout the piece. The trio also features strong dynamic contrasts and soaring melodies. Also featured will be two sonatas by "Domenico Scarlatti," which require continuous drive and energy from the performer. The program is rounded out by a Brahms "Capriccio," a Chopin prelude, and "Prelude: to a Young Musician" by Dello-Joio.

Stout is a senior animal science major, with a minor in music performance. Her piano instructor at Dordt is Norma Snyder-Jones. She was a 2008 Young Artist performer in the Cherokee Concerto competition and as an incoming freshman was awarded the Ringerwole Piano Scholarship. Amanda is the daughter of Lyle and Joyce Stout, Dunkerton, Iowa.

Talen is a senior choral and instrumental music education major. His trombone instructor is Talen Vance Shoemaker. He is a recipient of the Jack Grotenhuis Scholarship for voice and a Dordt music scholarship.

Jander is the son of Harrie and Geesje Nienhuis, Charlottetown, PE. His brothers, Wilbert (Class of ’06) and Emil (Class of ’13) will join Talen in a brass trio arrangement of Handel’s “Sound an Alarm.” Talen will also present the first sonata in its entirety from Galliard’s “Six Sonatas.” Talen noted, “This piece holds significance because I used two movements of it for my audition for my Dordt Music Activities Scholarship. It’s really neat to listen to how I sounded when I played my best four years ago: my growth since then is clearly evident.”

This student recital and reception following the performance are free and open to the public.

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