Longaker Honors Recital features eight of the university’s top musicians

Huntington, Ind.—The annual Longaker Honors Recital at Huntington University will showcase eight of the university’s top musicians at 7:30 p.m. April 9 in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Each musician was chosen in a rigorous audition process. The performance includes one pianist, two guitarists and five vocalists.

Performers include:

Matthias Austin, a senior tenor theater performance major and music minor from Wheaton, Ill., will perform “Mattinata,” “Lasciati amar” and “Vesti la giubba” by Ruggero Leoncavallo.

Ashlyn Brady, a junior soprano and choral education major from Macomb, Mich., will perform “Beatriz’s Song” from “Christopher Columbus” and “Daphne” from “Facade.” Both are by William Walton.

Patrick Harding, a senior guitarist and music business major from Avilla, Ind., will perform “BWV1006a, Prelude and Loure” by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Charles Hiner, a sophomore pianist and piano performance major from Fort Wayne, Ind., will perform “Two Etudes, Op. 2, Op. 8” by Alexander Scriabin.

Jacob Keefer, a sophomore tenor and worship leadership major and music minor from Willshire, Ohio, will perform “Five Shakespeare Songs” by Roger Quilter.

Theodore Stavrou, a senior guitarist and music business major from Greencastle, Pa., will perform “Vals Op. 8 No. 3” and “Vals Op. 8 No. 4” by Agustin Barrios Mangore.

Anna Willard, a junior soprano and choral education major from Chesterton, Ind., will perform “Exsultate, Jubilate” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Sarah Yanovitch, a sophomore soprano and vocal performance major from Griswold, Conn., will perform “Frülingsstimmen” by Johann Strauss II.

The event is open to the public and admission is free. For more information, contact the Huntington University Music Office at (260) 359-4262.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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