Seniors to present voice, flute recitals

Peter Miller
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Tami Jantzi, Andrew Landis and Kaleem Kheshgi will give their senior music recitals in Rieth Recital Hall before this academic year comes to a close.

Jantzi, a mezzo-soprano and continuing education student, will perform a program entitled “Angels and Sinners” at 9:00 p.m. on Friday. The recital will feature works by composers Robert Schumann and William Bolcom.

These works, Jantzi said, “highlight the conflicting facets of female passions.”

Although currently completing her music degree at Goshen College, Jantzi is a professional vocalist based in Germany. She has collaborated with world-renowned conductors such as Daniel Barenboim and Christoph Eschenbach, and regularly performs in the United States and in Europe.

Andrew Landis, a senior music major, will perform his recital in voice at 7:30 p.m. on May 1. Landis, a tenor, will present works by Monteverdi, Mozart and Aaron Copland.

The pieces by Monteverdi are taken from his 1607 opera “Orfeo.” The work, based on the Greek myth of Orpheus, is one of the earliest operas ever composed.

Performing with Landis on the recital are Peter Miller, cello; Ben Hoover, tenor; Emily Swora, soprano; and Christine Seitz, harpsichord and piano.

The next day, on May 2, Kaleem Kheshgi, a senior music major, will present his senior recital in flute at 4:00 p.m.

Kheshgi will perform works by Bach, Poulenc and Hindemith, as well as two jazz pieces by Art Maxwell and Stanley Turrentine that will feature Rafael Chavez, a senior, on guitar.

Kheshgi described Turrentine’s “Sugar” as one of his favorites. “It can be played either in a very simple harmonic way,” Kheshgi said, “or a very complex chromatic harmonic way, and both sound cool.”

This summer marks 16 years that Kheshgi has been playing the flute. He will perform using an instrument built by Tom Green, who lives near Goshen and whom Kheshgi hopes can attend his recital.

All three recitals are free and open to the public.

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