The Western Illinois University School of Music will present WNBQ IS ON THE AIR: Music by and about women, non-binary/trans, and queer persons, featuring collaborative pianist Denzel Abarquez, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall.

The concert will feature performances by students and faculty, and the music will be by composers ranging from Mozart to Benjamin Britten to popular music selections by Delores O’Riordan (“Zombies”) and Vivi Roncon (“if we lived on the moon”). The concert will end with a performance of Ethel Smyth’s “March of the Women” during which the audience will be invited to participate.

“I threw a shoe at a cat” – Catherine Likhuta (b. 1981)
I. Theme
II. Waltz
Libbey Lazowksi, horn

Western Illinois University School of Music Presenting 'WNBQ IS ON THE AIR' Wednesday

“The Years in the Spring” – Amy Beach (1867-1944)
Emma Bachman, voice
Denzel Abarquez, piano

The Seasons, Op. 37 – Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
6. June
Ethan Schuller, violin
Denzel Abarquez, piano

“Voi che sapete” from Le Nozze di Figaro – W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Madalyn Doran, voice
Denzel Abarquez, piano

3 Songs from Études latines – Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947)
Brian Locke, voice
Maria Fernanda Rodriguez, cello
Denzel Abarquez, piano


Sérénade mélancolique, Op. 26 – Tchaikovsky
Madalyn Pridemore, violin
Denzel Abarquez, piano

“Steady, there you are!” from Peter Grimes – Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Blake Rosser, voice
Denzel Abarquez, piano


“Zombie” – Delores O’Riordan (1990-2018)
Megan Maroney, voice and guitar

“if we lived on the moon” – Vivi Rincon (b. 2001)
GraceAnne Prince, voice and guitar

“How Could I Ever Know?” – Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman
Jocelyn Diers, voice
Denzel Abarquez, piano

“March of the Women” – Ethel Smyth (1858-1944)
We invite all present to join in!

This performance is open free to the public. For more information, call the COFAC Recital Hall office at (309) 298-1843, or visit

Western Illinois University School of Music Presenting 'WNBQ IS ON THE AIR' Wednesday
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Western Illinois University School of Music Presenting 'WNBQ IS ON THE AIR' Wednesday

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