Student Recital Showcases Oboe and Voice

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


Two students are sharing the spotlight at their upcoming University of Science and Arts senior recital. On April 4, oboist Annica Canady of Choctaw and soprano vocalist Rachael Sweeden of Oklahoma City will present a joint public performance in the USAO Alumni Chapel at 7:30 p.m.


Typically, one senior music major presents a senior recital at a time, but this event will feature the pair performing both duets and solos. The evening’s repertoire includes selections by Henry Purcell, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Georg Fredrich Handel and Jacques Offenbach. Due to the unique nature of the event, a wide range of periods will be represented, from Baroque to post-modern.


“It should be an interesting program of music,” said Dr. Ken Bohannon. “Besides their solos, the ladies sing and play two duets and blend quite well together.” Bohannon is the associate professor of music at USAO.


Accompaniment for Canady and Sweeden will be provided by Rhenada Finch of Lindsay, Dr. Stephen Weber, and Melissa McDaniel.


“These gals have worked hard for our music department over the past four years, and are some of the strongest students

academically and musically that we have had in a long time,” said Bohannon. “We are quite proud of them.”


The recital is free and open to the public.