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Nathan Cook to Present Senior Bass/Baritone Recital at FSU

Frostburg State University student Nathan Cook will present his senior bass/baritone vocal recital, accompanied by pianist Laura Godfrey, on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m. in Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. The recital is free and open to the public.

Cook will perform three works by Brahms, beginning with “Auf dem Kirchhofe” (“At the Cemetery”) in which the piano plays furious arpeggios and thick chords to portray a storm taking place above the churchyard. The second piece is “Sonntag” (“Sunday”) where a jubilant young man finally gets to see his sweetheart on Sunday. The tempo is very animated to portray the narrator’s enthusiasm. The third piece is “Vergebliches Standchen” (“Serenade in Vain”); this piece is a conversation between a young man at his beloved’s window begging for her to let him in, and his sweetheart, whose mother warned her about the consequences of such actions. Cook will also be performing pieces by Scarlatti, Carissimi, Caccini, Rossini, Strauss, Quilter and Vaughn Williams.

A major in FSU’s Department of Music, Cook studies voice with instructor Dr. William Koehler and previously studied with Dr. Jonathan Hodel. Cook is an active member in FSU’s Chamber Choir, University Chorale and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. He is also on the Dean’s List. Cook is a 2006 graduate of Meyersdale Area High School and expects to graduate from FSU in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education. His goal is to teach general, vocal or instrumental music at the elementary or secondary level. He is the son of Roger and Teresa Cook of Meyersdale, Pa.

For more information, call the FSU Department of Music at 301-687-4109. FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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