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EAC hosting Cindee Sanner and Matthew Odell recital

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EAC hosting Cindee Sanner and Matthew Odell recital

By Lexi Lutz

Thatcher, AZ—Eastern Arizona College is hosting vocalists Cindee Sanner and Matthew Odell for a free recital on Thursday, February 25, 2016, in the EAC Activities Center-Lee Little Theater at 7:30 p.m.

Sanner has been a featured soloist with choral and orchestral groups throughout the United States. She has sung the role of David in Händel’s Saul in Marquette, Michigan, and the Angel in Mendelssohn’s Elijah at Tanglewood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall in Lenox, Massachusetts. She has also performed Beethoven’s Mass in C in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Martini’s Domine Ad Adjuvandum Me Festina in Madison, Wisconsin, Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio with the Berkshire Lyric Theatre, and the Duruflé Requiem in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Other solo works include Rossini’s Petite Messe Sollenelle, Mozart’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat, Bach’s Cantatas 80, 106, 150 and his Christmas Oratorio, Magnificat, b Minor Mass. A renowned recitalist, Sanner has held recitals in France, Italy, Portugal, Morocco, Spain, the Philippines, and throughout the United States. Her recital repertoire includes songs and song-cycles by Brahms, Schumann, Mahler, Schubert, Haydn, DuParc, Respighi, Bolcom, Dvorak, Chandler, Finzi, Rorem, and Wagner.

She received her degree in vocal performance from the University of Wisconsin. Sanner is on the vocal staff at The Juilliard School in New York City and has studied at the Academie de International in Nice, France, with Dalton Baldwin and Lorraine Nubar. Sanner has also worked with Richard Miller in his master classes. Her work under choral directors Robert Shaw, Weston Noble, Jester Hairston, and Robert Fountain has honed her vocal skills to perfection. Sanner is currently a member of Streetsmart Productions in New York City. Sanner will be recording this spring with world famous accompanist Dalton Baldwin and baritone Steven Kimbraugh. She maintains voice/piano studios in Manhattan, New York and Lenox, Massachusetts.

Matthew Odell also teaches at The Juilliard School. He has won acclaim for performances of a wide range of repertoire as a solo recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician. He has been hailed as “excellent,” by the New York Times and “brilliant . . . playing with total commitment and real abandon,” by Gramophone Magazine. His performances have taken him to Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

“He is a passionate advocate of the music of our time,” says EAC musical theatre director, Trish Jordahl.

Odell frequently premieres works written for him and has worked with many prominent composers, including Pierre Boulez, John Corigliano, Mark Adamo, Michel Merlet, and Robert Aldridge. Odell received his doctorate degree from The Juilliard School, with additional studies at The Peabody Conservatory of Music, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and the Aspen Music Festival. He frequently presents workshops, master classes, and lectures at professional conferences and universities throughout the United States and Europe.

For more information, call Trish Jordahl, EAC’s musical theatre director, at (928) 428-8467 or by e-mail at Trish Jordahl.