Il Portale Musicale Concert, Mon. Mar. 25, Free

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 A juried selection of outstanding students from the Brenau University Music Department will perform an evening of vocal and piano literature in the Honors Il Portale Musicale recital. The evening of music takes place Monday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Pearce Auditorium on the university’s Gainesville campus and is free and open to the public.

The department puts on two Il Portale concerts a year, the second of which, the Honors Il Portale, is a juried show. Music Department Chair Dr. Barbara Steinhaus said it is important for students to perform in public as part of their education.

“The honors performance is a way to give students something to strive for,” Steinhaus said. “We want to encourage them to take their performing to the next level.”

Highlights of the evening will include Gabriel Faure’s “Claire du Lune” performed by music performance major Jie Pan, Aaron Copland’s “Laurie’s Song” from The Tender Land performed by music education major Keisha Boykin and freshman Brenau Scholar Rachel McFarland singing Hugo Wolf’s “Verborgenheit.”

For more information on the performance or the university’s music department call 770-538-4764.