West and Cook to Perform in Faculty Recital

October 28, 2010    

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music will present a faculty recital by Professors William West and Kent Cook. The concert will take place on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. in the Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 N. Park St., Bloomington).

The recital is free and open to the public and will include five works performed by West on saxophone and Cook on piano. The pieces included in the program are Sonata, op. 29 by Robert Muczynski; Instant Vacation by Eric Honour; Sonatine Bucolique by Henri Sauguet; Gavambodi 2 by Jacques Charpentier; and Sonata No. 1 by Charles W. Smith.

West holds degrees from West Virginia University and University of Michigan in woodwind performance. In addition to playing the saxophone, he also plays the flute and regularly presents solo and chamber concerts on both instruments. West was the principal flutist with Opera Illinois from 1989 through 2006.

Cook graduated with a master's and doctorate in piano performance from Indiana University. He released his first recording, Nachtstück, in 2002 on the Novitas label. He joined the faculty of the International Chamber Music Festival based in Kyustendil, Bulgaria in 2009.

For additional information, contact the School of Music Office at (309) 556-3061.

Contact: Kasey Evans '12, (309) 556-3181