Emily Randles '17 to present senior recital May 11

Emily Randles '17 to present senior recital May 11

April 12, 2017

Maryville College senior Emily Randles ’17 will present a recital on Thurs., May 11 at 7 p.m., in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the bachelor of music in music education degree at the College.

The recital, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall. A reception will follow the performance.

Randles will perform a variety of piano pieces, including the “Polonaise” and the “Gigue” from J.S. Bach’s “French Suite No. 6;” “Sonatina in A minor, Op. 88, No. 3” by Friedrich Kuhlau; “Nocturne, Op. 55, No. 1,” by Frederic Chopin; and two of George Gershwin’s “Three Preludes for Piano.”

In addition to her solo piano set, Randles will accompany herself on “Venezuela” by Pablo Herrero Ibarz and José Luis Armenteros Sánchez. The song is considered the third national anthem of Venezuela.

Randles will also perform as a collaborative pianist with MC students and alumni Hannah White, Zeb Phillips ’16 and Caroline Stuart ’17. White and Phillips will perform “Our Little World” from Into the Woods. Stuart will sing “Soccorrete, Luci Avare” by Barbara Strozzi, “I’m a Part of That” from The Last Five Years, and “To Make You Feel My Love” arranged by Adele. Randles will accompany Stuart on all three pieces.

Chase Hatmaker ‘14 will serve as Randles’ accompanist for three pieces: “Loveliest of Trees” by John Duke, “At the River” arranged by Aaron Copland, and “Popular” from the musical Wicked.

“The recital is not a typical music education major senior recital with only a vocalist and an accompanist,” Randles said. “I will be serving in a variety of positions – as pianist, vocalist and accompanist. Baroque, classical, romantic, contemporary, pop and Broadway styles of music will all be present on the program, including a piece from Venezuela. The recital will also end in an unusual but meaningful way. At the end of the recital, various members of this year’s Concert Choir will sing ‘The Lord Bless You and Keep You’ by Peter Lutkin from the back row of the Recital Hall, with Randles, White, Phillips, Stuart and Hatmaker joining in from the stage. I hope this provides a blessing for the audience. Stacey Wilner, director of the Concert Choir, will conduct the piece.”

Randles, who is from Knoxville, is a Presidential Scholar and hopes to graduate magna or summa cum laude when she graduates in December. During her time at Maryville College, she has been involved in several groups, including the Maryville College Concert Choir, Voices of Praise, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and Global Citizenship Organization. She has held as many as three leadership roles in Concert Choir.

Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the Fall 2017 semester is 1,181.