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5/8/2007 May recitals spotlight Linfield seniors

McMINNVILLE - Two Linfield College seniors will present musical recitals in May.

Pianist Chris Engbretson of Bothell, Wash., will perform Saturday, May 19, at 8 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, located in Melrose Hall at Linfield. A piano performance major, Engbretson recently received the Piano Award at the Oregon Music Teachers Association Scholarship Competition and was chosen as a winner in the Portland Monday Musical Club. He is an assistant conductor with the Concert Choir and a guest conductor with the Linfield Wind Symphony. Following graduation from Linfield, he plans to pursue a graduate degree in choral conducting.

Works by composer Casey Frantum of Baker City will be performed Sunday, May 20, at 4 p.m. also in Ice Auditorium. Frantum will be accompanied by a number of Linfield student musicians including the Linfield Jazz Band as he performs his own compositions.

The evenings are free and open to the public. Receptions will follow the performances in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall. For more information, call the Linfield Music Department at 503-883-2275.