Hope College will feature oboist Sarah Southard of the music faculty on Sunday, Feb. 2, at 2 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.

Southard will be performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Sonata in G minor for Oboe and Harpsichord,” with Rhonda Edgington, harpsichord; Carl Reinecke’s “Trio for Oboe, French Horn, and Piano,” with Gregory Bassett, French horn, and Edgington, piano; Luciano Berio’s “Sequenza VII for Solo Oboe”; and Antonino Pasculli’s “Rimembranze de Rigoletto for Oboe and Piano,” with Edgington, piano.

Southard joined the Hope music faculty as instructor of oboe in fall 2007. She has also taught as temporary instructor of oboe at Central Michigan University and as adjunct professor at the University of Michigan-Flint and Northern Kentucky University. Along with her collegiate teaching, Southard keeps an active studio of area oboists. She has performed in chamber groups at Hope College, the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck and the Free at Three Concert Series, and has soloed nationally and internationally at locations including Italy, England and Scotland. Southard received her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University with oboist Jan Eberle, her Master of Music degree at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Audience members who need assistance to fully enjoy any event at Hope are encouraged to contact the college’s Events and Conferences Office by emailing events@hope.edu or calling 616-395-7222 on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., on Columbia Ave. between Ninth and 10th streets.