Faculty Recital on Sunday, Jan. 27
Will Feature World Premiere
Posted January 14, 2002
HOLLAND -- A world premiere of music for clarinet
and bassoon will highlight the Hope College department of
music's Faculty Recital on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 4 p.m. in
Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
The recital features the world premiere
performance of Robert Brownlow's "Five Movements for
Clarinet and Bassoon." Clarinetist Kristen Ward and her
husband, bassoonist Steven Ward, will perform the piece,
which they were responsible for commissioning. Support for
the new work was provided by the Cultural Affairs Committee
of Hope College, which supports a wide range of artistic
experiences throughout the year.
Featuring mostly modern music, the recital also
includes Paul Hindemith's "Sonata for Alto Saxophone"
performed by Ryan Janus. In addition, two works for an
unusual collaboration of cello, piano and soprano, by
composer and conductor Andre Previn, will be performed by
cellist Richard Piippo, pianist Jennifer Wolfe, and soprano
The recital concludes with the Romantic tradition,
with Johannes Brahms' "Sonata in E minor for Piano and
Cello, Opus 38" as performed by Piippo and pianist Charles
Nykerk Hall of Music is located in the middle of
the Hope campus, between College and Columbia avenues along
the former 12th Street.
The Jan. 27 event is the second of six recitals to
be given by members of the Hope faculty throughout the
winter and spring of 2002. The series will continue on
Sunday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m.; Sunday, March 10, at 4 p.m.;
Tuesday, March 12, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, April 7, at 4 p.m.
The March 12 recital will be in Dimnent Memorial Chapel; the
other concerts will be presented in Wichers Auditorium of
Nykerk Hall of Music.