posted October 14, 2002

Faculty Recital Oct. 27 to Feature Premiere

The second Hope College Faculty Recital Series concert of the 2002-03 season will feature a world premiere, and a variety of works and instruments.

The concert will be presented on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. in Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music. The public is invited, and admission is free.

"Sonata for Violin and Viola," by Will Gay Bottje, will have its world premiere performance. Mihai Craioveanu, violinist, and Deborah Craioveanu, violist, will be the performers.

The afternoon recital will open with "Improvisation et Caprice" by Eugene Bozza, and will be performed by alto saxophonist Ryan Janus.

The piece is followed by a work by Johannes Brahms, "Auf dem Kirchhofe." Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth La Grande will be featured, along with accompanist Sheryl lott Richardson.

The concert ends with Andrew Previn's "Sonata for Bassoon and Piano." The piece will be performed by bassoonist Steven Ward and pianist Jennifer Wolfe.

Nykerk Hall of Music is located in the middle of the Hope campus, between College and Columbia avenues along the former 12th Street.