Bassoonist Dr. Genevieve Beaulieu will present a faculty recital at Hope College on Monday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
Beaulieu will be performing “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6,” by Heitor Villa-Lobos; “Bassoon Concerto No. 2,” by Victor Bruns; “Elegy,” by Jocelyn Hagen; and “Adagio et Saltarelle,” by Paul Vidal. The pieces were chosen because they are part of the music collection at Van Wylen Library on Hope’s campus and Beaulieu encourages music students to use the library’s resources. Beaulieu will be joined by her colleagues Sarah Bast (piano) and Dr. Gabe Southard (flute).
Beaulieu became part of the Hope faculty in January of 2015 as instructor of bassoon. She also teaches a music-history course for adults through Hope College’s Musical Arts Academy and co-hosts Hope’s annual Double Reed Day. In addition to her teaching, Beaulieu holds positions with the Midland and Traverse Symphony Orchestras, and frequently performs with the orchestras of Grand Rapids, Lansing, Kalamazoo, West Michigan and Holland. She is an avid chamber musician, regularly presenting outreach concerts with ma non troppo, a Grand Rapids-based trio, and an educational series with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra woodwind quintet.
Beaulieu and her husband, saxophonist Adam Briggs, have traveled to Missouri, Illinois and Virginia to give premiere performances of commissioned works for their ensemble, Duo Corcra. Beaulieu earned degrees from Michigan State University, where she studied with Michael Kroth; and Ohio State University, where she studied with Karrie Pierson.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.