Professor Performs in Local Recital

Siloam Springs, Ark. (February 26, 2007) - Donna Rollene, soprano and instructor of voice, director of music theatre/opera, and the artist in residence at John Brown University, will give a recital on Sunday, March 4 at 3 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Ozarks on JBU’s main campus. Dr. Linda Beckman, associate professor of music- keyboard studies, will accompany Rollene. The recital is free and open to the public.

Rollene will perform a selection of pieces dating from the classical period to the contemporary period in five languages, including, “Come Scoglio” by Mozart, “Pantomime” and “Apparition” by Debussy, and “The Muse” by Rachmaninoff.

In the second half of the program, Rollene will be performing three original compositions taken from scripture: “They That Wait,” a duet with recent JBU graduate violinist Allison Hamm; “I Am the Way” duet with her daughter soprano Jessica Rollene and finishing the program with “Shout for Joy,” based on Isaiah 49:13-18.

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked sixth by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 2,000 students from 40 states and 45 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

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