Senior Thesis Recital
Elizabeth Irvin ’10, horn

Elizabeth is a senior at Williams, double majoring in music and English. Originally from Northeastern Ohio, she began playing the horn in the fifth grade when the band director mentioned that it was the hardest instrument to learn. This thesis recital is the culmination of twelve years of lessons, concerts, and practicing, and of two semesters of research into the history of the horn repertoire. She would like to thank her many teachers, especially thesis advisors Steve Bodner and Orlando Pandolfi, her fellow performers, Scott Smedinghoff, Andy Truex, Peter Gottlieb, and Katie Palmer, and last but not least, her parents, for driving her to all of the rehearsals and concerts over the years, and enduring most of the practicing.

Elizabeth will be performing pieces by Benjamin Britten, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Olivier Messiaen, and Carl Maria von Weber. Joining her are musicians Andy Truex, tenor; Scott Smedinghoff ’09, piano; Peter Gottlieb ’11, horn; and Katie Palmer ’10, cello.