August 30, 2018 at 2:00pm

Faculty Recital Series Season

Faculty Recital Series:  The 2018-19 Season at a Glance

Millikin University School of Music is pleased to announce an exciting fifth season of the Faculty Recital Series. The four events advanced by the 2018-19 season are as diverse in programming as they are unified in a shared artistic vision to represent the eclectic nature of the contemporary musical world. There will be musical treats for everybody’s taste in this series of concerts on Sunday at 4 p.m. in Perkinson Music Center’s Kaeuper Hall.

The season will open on September 30, 2018, with American Songbook, a concert featuring Justin John Moniz (tenor), Steve Widenhofer (piano), Brian Justison (drums), and Chris Nolte (bass). You will leave Kaeuper Hall singing and smiling at the end of this recital of favorite American songs by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, and Richard Rodgers.

On November 11, 2018, an unlikely piano trio instrumentation featuring Amy Catron (cello), Jeremy Brunk (percussion), and Pei-I Wang (piano) will provoke the audience in an all-contemporary classical music program. The depictive title Horizons: Trios for a New Century appropriately hints to the visionary composers whose works are included in this concert: Chinary Ung, Osvaldo Golijov, Paul Lansky, Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt, and Geoff Sheil.

Following his recent release of a new album including the forgotten piano trios by Carl Czerny on the Naxos Records label (August 2018), Samuel Gingher will be joined by Pei-I Wang on February 3, 2019, in a piano duet recital entitled Historical Novels and Unknown Piano Treasures. The audience will be treated to the modern era world première performances of Carl Czerny’s four-handed piano Fantasies on Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley Novels.

The season will conclude on March 24, 2019, when we welcome the celebrated Appian Duo, formed by clarinetist David Cook and pianist Emily Grabinski, to present the concert American Duos for Clarinet and Piano. The program will include contemporary works by David Biedenbender, Whitney E. George, and David Maslanka.

Stay tuned for opportunities to preview these concerts in community outreach events throughout the year. We hope that the high level of artistry and enticing music novelties proposed by Millikin’s music faculty in the 2018-19 season of the Faculty Recital Series will bring many colleagues, students, and community members to these Sunday afternoon events. See you in Kaeuper Hall!