Students display musical ability at recital

Karalee Manis, Cody Editor

The Lakeland Music Department held their fall recital on Tuesday, Nov. 24 in the Bradley Theatre.

To open the recital, cellist Connor Armstrong, sophomore religion major, was accompanied by pianist Daniel Ognavic for Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Minuet no. 3.” The two complimented each other’s performance, showcasing Armstrong’s skill on the cello very well.

The next performer was saxophonist Malcolm Blakley, jr., senior business major, playing Franz Wilhelm Ferhling’s “Etudes in E minor.” Blakley, jr. adeptly played the piece to a receptive audience.

Melissa Landgraf on flute, accompanied by pianist Hanako Jin, delivered a beautiful rendition of Cecile Chaminade’s  “Concerto for Flute and Piano, op. 107.”

Tenor Kevin Schmitz, accompanied by pianist Elisabeth Daniels, next sang a moving piece from “The Secret Garden” by Lucy Simon, “A Bit of Earth.” The song was quite effective, even as Schmitz hit a last high note as the piece ended.

Finally, pianist Hanako Jin skillfully performed a piece by Sergei Rachmaninoff, “Moment Musical, op. 16 no. 4.” Jin’s expert dexterity was evident in this piece, bringing the recital to its conclusion.