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Desiree Bonitz will perform junior piano recital Friday, Feb. 21

February 20, 2014 | Valorie Coleman

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Desiree Bonitz, music performance major, will perform her junior piano recital on Friday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall.

The public is invited to attend, and there is no cost for admission.


Sonata in F minor, No. 23 Op. 57 “Appassionata,” by Ludwig Van Beethoven

I. Allegro Assai

Jardins sous la pluie, by Claude Debussy

Allegro Barbaro, by Béla Bartók


Ballade in G minor, by Frédéric Chopin

Prelude in G, Op. 32 No. 5, by Sergei Rachmaninoff

“My grandmother started teaching me piano at three years of age. Since then, I have always loved taking on the challenge of a new piece and sharing that finished product with an audience,” Bonitz said. “God has blessed me with the gift of music and I want to use it to bless others.”

Bonitz plans to pursue a master’s degree in piano and teach at a university or college after she graduates from Evangel University.

Bonitz is the daughter of Thomas and Jarusha Bonitz of Red Lion, Pa.

For more information, contact Lynne Hall at (417) 865-2811, ext. 7212, or by email at

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