The Winona State University Department of Music will host senior Hannah Nitecki’s student music composition lecture and recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

Nitecki, a music major with a minor in studio art, will present a compositional lecture and recital inspired by her Polish heritage.

The performance is based on folk music of the Gorale people, who live in the Polish Tatra Mountains. Nitecki will present four original compositions and examples of pure folk tunes, and also discuss the ethnic group’s culture and music-culture including their instruments, musical characteristics and cultural heroes. The lecture will include musical examples by musicians from Poland.

Music professor Eric Brisson will play piano during the recital. Nitecki also will be joined onstage by other music students: Michael Meyer as conductor; Patrick Manansala and Laura Lake on violin; Bailey Casello on viola; Larissa Rasmussen on cello; Jillian Harmening as soprano; Diane Laurence and Rebecca Courrier with voice; Lior Shragg on percussion; and Vance Dahl, Sheridan Burmeister and Dominick Sweeney on flugelhorn.

A reception will be held after the recital and will include traditional Polish desserts.

For more information, email Nitecki.


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