Faculty Recital Features Vocalists Dr. Russell Svenningsen and Dr. Marla Fogderud

Music for Big Voices Recital

Event Details

Date: September 9, 2016

Times: 8:00 p.m.

Location: Kresge Recital Hall, Humanities Building

Ticket Info: Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for seniors (65+); and free for students K-12 and those with a valid Augie ID. www.augietickets.com

Dr. Russell Svenningsen, tenor, associate professor of music and director of the University Chorale at Augustana along with Dr. Marla Fogderud, soprano, voice instructor at Northern State University, will present "Music for Big Voices," a recital at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, in Kresge Recital Hall.

This recital will feature works by prominent composers Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Jean Sibelius and more.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (65+), and free for students K-12 and those with a valid Augie ID. They can be purchased in advance at www.augietickets.com or by calling the Box Office at 605.274.5320.

About Dr. Svenningsen

An active singer, Dr. Svenningsen has appeared as featured soloist with orchestras and opera companies both locally and around the world. Recent performances include: presentations of Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise around the Midwest, performances with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and appearances with Sounds of South Dakota, a local opera company. He holds a master of music in choral conducting from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, and a bachelor of music from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota. His doctorate was earned from Boston University in music Education.

About Dr. Fogderud

Marla Fogderud, soprano, is a native of North Dakota and an active stage performer and recitalist in the United States and Europe. After receiving a bachelor's degree in voice performance from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, she studied at the Norwegian National Academy of Music in Oslo with sopranos Ingrid Bjoner and Siff Pettersen. Fogderud received a master of music degree in voice and opera from Wichita State University. In 2007 Fogderud completed the doctor of musical arts voice degree program at Michigan State University with the successful defense of her document, "Norwegian Art Song in the Golden Age.”