Joanna Malaszczyk's Junior Recital This Saturday!

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Together with her voice teacher, Dr. Emily Martin-Moberley, and her accompanist, Professor Lou Ann Potter, Joanna Malaszczyk will be performing her Junior Recital on February 1st at 7 pm in the Natalie Davis Rooke Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public, followed by a reception.

Joanna will open with a bright, flirtatious aria from Mozart's "Don Giovanni" and close with Schubert's "Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D. 965" (featuring clarinetist Emma Vitolo, Class of 2014). The recital will also highlight some staples of the soprano repertoire, including Robert Schumann's four "Mignon Songs, Opus 98a", the virtuosic aria "Prendi, per me sei libero" from Donizetti's comic opera "L'Elisir d'Amore", and Debussy's riveting "Ariettes oubliees, L. 60", a group of six pieces that showcase the strongest parts of the soprano voice and are characteristic of Romantic Period vocal music.

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Originally from Long Island, New York, Joanna is a junior Music Performance Major and Italian Minor at Bucknell. She is a member of the Bucknell Opera Company, with whom she will be playing Pamina in Mozart's "The Magic Flute" this spring. In addition, she performs with the Rooke Chapel Choir and Two Past Midnight A Cappella group. She is also a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, where she holds several officer/leadership positions.