Stritch to host weekend filled with music

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 3:00:00 PM

Stritch’s Music Department will host events on campus Nov. 17 -18.

On Nov. 17, high school students will participate in the University’s Annual Piano Festival and Scholarship Audition from 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m. in the Nancy Kendall Theater.

The festival offers aspiring pianists the opportunity to audition for scholarships to attend Stritch as music majors.

There are many events within the festival, including competition, scholarship auditions, a workshop and master class, an awards ceremony, and a winners’ recital.

All events are open to the public. For additional information, please contact the festival’s director, Dr. Eun-Joo Kwak, at (414) 410-4662 or

The musical weekend will continue on Nov. 18 with “Three Mezzos,” a voice faculty recital presented by Kay Belich, Christine O’Meally, and Amelia Spierer, accompanied by Dr. James Norden on piano. The recital will take place at 2 p.m. in the Nancy Kendall Theater.

The three voice faculty members have never performed together as a trio and are excited for the opportunity to collaborate.

“We thought it would be a good chance for the three of us to put together some material that we might not have had the chance to do by ourselves,” said Spierer.

Belich, O’Meally, and Spierer will perform an engaging and entertaining program featuring the songs of Mendelssohn, Debussy, Bizet, Purcell, and more.

Admission to the recital is free, and all are welcome to attend.