MUSIC FEATURED ON FIRST FACULTY RECITAL
- The School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi
presents faculty members Dana Ragsdale on harpsichord and Stephen
Redfield on violin in the first faculty recital of the new academic
year. The Sept. 4 recital will feature gems of German Baroque music
by Bach, Walther, Biber, Muffat, Froberger and Schmelzer on period
instruments. Dr. Redfield spent three months of his recent sabbatical
studying with renowned Baroque violinists in Europe, during which
he gained an even more enthusiastic interest in playing 17th and
early 18th century music on instruments for which it was intended.
Both he and Ragsdale have performed this particular recital on the
Music at Midday series at Tulane University in New Orleans and for
the Victoria Bach Festival in Victoria, Texas. As a concertmaster
and chamber musician, Redfield performs regularly with the Santa
Fe Pro Musica and at the Oregon Bach Festival and the San Luis Obispo
Mozart Festival. Ragsdale has been an active recitalist in the South,
including numerous appearances at the Piccolo Spoleto USA Festival
in Charleston, S.C. The recital begins at 7:30 p.m. at Parkway Heights
United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg. Admission is free.
FACULTY-ARTIST GIVES RECITAL
- Faculty-artist Kimberley Davis will give a recital of music
by renowned composers Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Aubrey K. Lucas
Administration Building at The University of Southern Mississippi.
An active performing soprano and associate professor of voice in
the university's School of Music, Davis has selected a program of
works by such renowned artists as W. A. Mozart, Sergei Rachmaninoff,
Franz Schubert, Claude Debussy, Giacomo Puccinni and others. Joining
her on the evening's program are colleagues Wilbur Moreland on clarinet
and Alexander Russakovsky on cello. She will collaborate with pianist
Rosângela Yazbec Sebba. Davis, a native of Mobile, Ala., teaches
applied voice, vocal literature, and pedagogy at Southern Miss.
She has studied and performed in the United States and abroad, including
Mexico, Brazil, Bermuda and France. During her career, she has collaborated
with the late baritone virtuoso William Warfield and members of
the baritone trio Three Generations - Robert Sims, Gregory Rahming
and Kenneth Overton. She recently appeared with Sebba at Millsaps
College as part of their "Voices of Women in the Arts"
symposium, in Mexico at the Conservatorío de Música
del Estado de Puebla, and at the University of South Alabama in
Mobile. Sebba, a native of Brazil, is an assistant professor at
Mississippi State University, where she teaches applied piano, piano
class, theory and ear training. She earned her doctorate in piano
performance and pedagogy in 2000 from Southern Miss. The recital
is free and open to the public.