Orchestra of Southern Utah’s ‘Fall Recital’ includes renditions of classic, modern melodies

In Jubilo will perform at an Orchestra of Southern Utah recital in Cedar City Sept. 25, 2018. Photo taken in Cedar City, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Orchestra of Southern Utah, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — Orchestra of Southern Utah’s “Fall Recital Series” has been a success of talent and good music. The orchestra is inviting Southern Utahns to enjoy the series’ final performance this week.

The last “Fall Recital” is scheduled for Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at 21eleven Coffee, 2111 N. Main Street, Cedar City. The theme for the evening is “Lines of Lineage,” and the music will be structured around looking back at ancestry.

Soprano Bonnie Nielson will perform at an Orchestra of Southern Utah recital in Cedar City Sept. 25, 2018. Date and location of photo not specified | Photo courtesy of Orchestra of Southern Utah, St. George News / Cedar City News

The recital will begin with In Jubilo, a women’s chorus group. In 2001, Jackie Riddle-Jackson had a dream of starting a group for women to sing together in Cedar City. The community chorale began in 2002 with 12 members and has since grown to include approximately 60 women. The group is a leader among community-based women’s choirs in Utah.

“In Jubilo is known for adventurous programming and a consistently high standard of performance,” Riddle-Jackson, who serves as the group’s conductor, said in a news release. “We’re teenagers and elders; artists, engineers, retirees, grad students and mothers. Some of us are lifelong or professional musicians; for others, this is the first opportunity since college to sing with a women’s chorus.”

They will be accompanied by pianist Teresa Redd and will be singing songs such as “Lineage” by Andrea Ramsey and “Shake the Papaya Down,” arranged by Melissa Leavitt.

Cellist Nina Hansen will perform at an Orchestra of Southern Utah recital in Cedar City Sept. 25, 2018. Date and location of photo not specified | Photo courtesy of Orchestra of Southern Utah, St. George News / Cedar City News

Following In Jubilo will be cellist Nina Hansen. Hansen recently returned to Cedar City after living in Chengdu, China, for two years teaching English, music, art and American culture in schools throughout the area. Cedar City became her home back in 1983 where she began her teaching career at Cedar Middle School.

Hansen studied cello from Daniel Gaisford, Jim Hardy, Ellen Bridger and the late Roger Drinkall. She will be performing “Bring Him Home” from “Les Miserables” and “Colors of the Wind” from Walt Disney’s “Pocahontas” by Alan Menken. She will be joined by Tina Calamity, who will be playing drum, and accompanied by Teresa Redd.

Soprano singer Bonnie Nielson will also perform a selection of pieces during the recital concert. Nielson is a singer and actor who studied music at Snow College and is currently studying theater at SUU. She will perform “Scarlett Ribbons” by Harry Belafonte, “Tell My Father” by Frank Wildhorn and “Danny Boy,” arranged by Weatherly. She will be accompanied by Jana Dettamanti.

In addition, violinist Lindsey Szczesny will perform “Concerto in D Major, 2nd Movement” by Tchaikovsky and will be accompanied by Brian Chan, a new Southern Utah University accompanist.

Written by TANISA CROSBY.

Event details

  • What: Orchestra of Southern Utah’s Fall Recital Series.
  • When: Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: 21eleven Coffee, 2111 N. Main Street, Cedar City.
  • Details: Suggested donation is $8 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, contact orchestra manager Rebekah Hughes at 435-592-6051 or via email at osucedarcity@gmail.com.

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