An Enjoyable Way to Spend a Midday

March 21, 2011

Photo by Justin Braun

Elena Anemogiannis (Class of 2013) performs Chere Nuit by French composer Bachelot.

The bi-weekly lunchtime tradition of student musician showcases resumed this semester on Thursday, March 17. Known as Music at Midday, informal afternoon concerts feature recitals by students majoring in music performance in Rollins Department of Music every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Music at Midday not only provides a supportive atmosphere in a familiar venue for budding young musicians but also opportunities for those in attendance to appreciate a plethora of new and exceptional music.

“Today was a wonderful example of what Music at Midday can be,” commented Daniel Crozier, associate professor of music. “The students that performed were extremely talented.”

A total of seven students were featured in last Thursday’s Midday, exhibiting a masterful grasp of a variety of musical genres. Vocalist Chelsea Appel (Class of 2013) performed Domine Deus by Antonio Vivaldi with operatic ease. Omar Zelaya (Class of 2011), a countertenor, gave an emotional and moving performance of L’heure Exquise by Reynaldo Hahn. Jonathan DeBoer (Class of 2013) expertly performed a lesser known Sonata by Paul Hindemith on English horn. Elena Anemogiannis (Class of 2013) gave a memorable performance of Chere Nuit by French composer Bachelot. “It is my first Romantic French piece and I’ve never sung in French before,” commented Anemogiannis, whose vocal delivery proved more than convincing.

“Music at Midday sets the musical mood of my week,” said music major Gregg Frey (Class of 2012). “It’s always a relaxing, enjoyable and enlightening experience.”

Music at Midday continues on Tuesday, March 22 at 12:30 PM in the Tiedtke Concert Hall and continues through Tuesday, April 12. For more information on upcoming Rollins Department of Music events, please visit

By Justin Braun (Class of 2011MBA)

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