Flutist Gabe Southard of the Hope College faculty will present a recital on Thursday, March 11, at 11 a.m. with the live performance available for viewing online at hope.edu/live.
Out of an abundance of caution due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no in-person audience.
Southard will be joined by Christina Krause, piano, and Sarah Southard, oboe/English horn, for the event, titled “Stolen from Opera: A Flute Recital.” Together they will perform “Fantaisie sur le Freischutz,” by Paul Taffanel/Carl Maria von Weber; “Meditation” from "Thais," by Jules Massenet/ Paul Taffanel; “Carmen Fantasy,” by François Borne/ Georges Bizet; and “Duo Brillant on Guillaume Tell,” by Jules Demersseman/Gioachino Rossini.
Southard is an associate professor at Hope, where he also conducts the Concert Band, and the Faculty and Student Collaborative Ensemble. He completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in conducting at Michigan State University, and has performed with the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Lucca, Italy, Opera Orchestra, as well as a number of community orchestras.