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Luther Professors Present a Night at the Opera: Fantasies and Variations
Luther College Assistant Professor of Music Theory Dr. Amy Engelsdorfer and Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano Dr. Nicholas Shaneyfelt will present a flute and piano recital entitled A Night at the Opera: Fantasies and Variations on Sunday, September 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the Noble Recital Hall on the Luther College campus. The recital is free and open to the public.
Engelsdorfer and Shaneyfelt will present works all based on well-known operas. The Introduction and Variations on a Theme from “der Freischütz” by Theobald Boehm is a set of variations on a melody from the finale of Carl Maria von Weber’s 1821 opera. The Rigoletto Fantasy, arranged by Giancarlo Chiaramello, features a number of arias and choruses from Giuseppe Verdi’s 1851 opera, including “Caro nome” and “La donna è mobile.” Finally, François Borne’s Fantaisie Brillante on themes from Bizet’s “Carmen” features variations on the Habanera of Act I and the Chanson Bohémienne of Act II, as well as references to the famous “Toreador Song.”
Dr. Amy Engelsdorfer has served at Luther College since 2007 and teaches courses in music theory and music history. She holds the PhD from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, an MA in music theory and MM in flute performance from the University of Kentucky, and a BME in music education from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Nicholas Shaneyfelt has served at Luther College since 2016, where he is a collaborative pianist and supervises student collaborative pianists. He holds the DMA in collaborative piano from the University of Michigan, an MM in solo and collaborative piano from the University of Massachusetts, and bachelor’s degrees in music and computer science from the University of Notre Dame.
Questions? Contact Amy Engelsdorfer, 563-387-1399