Performance in Reynolds Friday
The first performance
in the newly completed Reynolds Recital Hall in C.B. Hedgcock
will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28. Nancy Redfern
(Music) and Barbara Rhyneer (Music) will perform
on piano and violin, respectively. There is no admission charge.
Redfern will play “Pictures at an Exhibition”
by Modest Musorgsky, and both will perform “Sonata in F major”
by Edvard Grieg. The duo have had an opportunity to rehearse a
few times in Reynolds Recital Hall in advance of their upcoming
performance and offer nothing but praise for the new venue.
“We love it,” Rhyneer
said. “It’s very exciting for us. It is acoustically sound and
aesthetically beautiful. Having a quality facility really is a
symbol of our validity as musicians. It is a tremendous asset
for the music department.”
Redfern added: "I
am ecstatic about the new hall. It is a pleasure to perform in
such a beautiful place and I look forward to giving my students
the opportunity to
perform in a professional quality venue. Also, the newly rebuilt
9-foot Steinway grand piano is incredible and sounds fantastic
in the hall."
The project was made
possible in large part through a contribution from Phyllis Reynolds
of Marquette, a longtime friend of NMU. A formal dedication is
planned in April.