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Cordell Hufstedler to perform junior recital at Ouachita

McBeth Recital Hall at Ouachita Baptist UniversityFebruary 28, 2023 - Felley Lawson

The Division of Music in Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts will present Cordell Hufstedler in his junior vocal recital on Friday, March 3, at 11 a.m. in McBeth Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public.

Cordell Hufstedler

Cordell Hufstedler

Hufstedler is a junior vocal performance major from Thayer, Mo. His principal applied instructor is Dr. Margaret Garrett, professor of music at Ouachita.

During his recital, Hufstedler will perform “Per la gloria d’adorarvi” from Griselda by Giovanni Bononcini; “An Chloe” by W.A. Mozart; “Du bist wie eine Blume” by Robert Schumann; “Quanto è bella” from L’elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti; “Nuit d’etoiles” by Claude Debussy; “Le Dromadaire,” “La Sauterelle” and “Le Dauphin” from Le Bestiaire by Francis Poulenc; “As it is, plenty” from On This Island by Benjamin Britten; and “Oh, Wasn’t Dat a Wide Ribber,” arranged by H.T. Burleigh.

Hufstedler will also perform two of his original compositions: “Amber,” for which he wrote the lyrics and music, and “my skin whispers,” with lyrics by Emma K. Smith and music by Hufstedler.

Smith is a junior theatre arts and Christian studies double major from North Little Rock, Ark.

“When I perform such a diverse set of songs, I realize the many hearts and minds that have touched the music I sing today,” Hufstedler said. “As a composer, I am honored to continue that tradition.”

Hufstedler will be joined during the recital by Susan Monroe, collaborative pianist.

For more information, contact Ouachita’s School of Fine Arts at (870) 245-5129.