International student sings for senior recital

On April 4, senior Izgi Gulfem Torunlar performed her senior recital.

The recital was divided into two parts. The first half featured songs in French, German, English and Spanish by famous composers such as Gabrial Faure and Johannes Brahms.

The German Lieder by Brahms featured junior Tabitha Gholi on viola.

The second half featured musical theatre and cabaret songs from late 20th century and early 21st century.

One of the theatre songs, “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” from “Annie Get Your Gun”, featured junior Jeremy Odden as a duo with Gulfem.

Gulfem is an international student from Istanbul, Turkey. She is now completing a music major with an emphasis on vocal performances.

Gulfern has performed with a variety of vocal groups during her time at Linfield College, including Concert Choir, Women’s Ensemble, the Musical Theatre Ensemble, and Opera Theatre.

Gulfem has been a featured performer in Cat Cabs.

Gulfem was recently honored as the upper-college level Winner in the NATS Cascade Musical Theatre Festival.

In the future, Gulfem looks forward to launching her own YouTube channel soon, and to continue adding to her list of musical theater credits.

YeCheng Zhang

Senior photographer

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