posted September 12, 2013

Faculty Member Gabe Southard to Present Flute Recital on Sept. 22

Hope College faculty member Gabe Southard, flute, will perform on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. in Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

Much of the recital will revolve around duets with instruments other than a piano.  The program includes: “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6,” by Heitor Villa Lobos for flute and bassoon, with John Clapp; “Gonzo and the Velocipede,” by Neil Anderson- Himmelspach for flute and saxophone, with Adam Briggs; “Pas de deux,” by Roger C. Vogel for flute and trombone, with Paul Wesselink; “Trois Pieces,” by Eugène Bozza for flute and oboe, with Sarah Southard; and “Partita in a minor, BWV 1013,” by Johann Sebastian Bach for solo flute.

Robert “Gabe” Southard is an assistant professor of music at Hope, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, teaches flute, and heads the instrumental division in Music Education.  Southard completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in conducting at Michigan State University. He received his Master of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he studied conducting with James Smith.  At UW, he created the UW Brass Choir and the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Choir program.  At Ithaca College, he completed a bachelor’s degree in flute Pperformance under the tutelage of Wendy Mehne and instrumental in the creation of the Ithaca Chamber Winds.

Nykerk Hall of Music is located in the central Hope campus at the former 127 E. 12th Street between College and Columbia avenues.