Faculty and Guest Recital with Rossen Idealov

Oct. 26, 2012                   

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music will present a Faculty and Guest Recital on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 N. Park St., Bloomington).  The concert is free and open to the public.

The evening will feature Rossen Idealov, said to be one of the most famous Bulgarian clarinetists of his generation.  Illinois Wesleyan faculty will also perform with R. Kent Cook on piano, Kelly Langenberg on French horn and Nina Gordon on cello.

The program will include Trio, Op. 11 by Ludwig van Beethoven, Grande Serenade Concertante, Op. 126 by Carl Czerny, Fantasy Trio by Robert Muczynski and Clarinet Trio, Op. 114 by Johannes Brahms.

Idealov graduated from and teaches at the Pancho Vladigerov Music Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria. 

 He has performed actively for more than 30 years as a soloist and chamber performer in many prestigious international music forums and festivals.

Cook is the associate professor of piano at Illinois Wesleyan.  After receiving a degree in piano performance from Baylor University in Texas, he pursued both his master’s and doctorate degrees in piano performance at Indiana University. He is an active soloist and chamber musician and has appeared at many venues throughout the United States and abroad.    

Langenberg is an adjunct instructor of French horn at IWU and holds degrees from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory and DePaul University.  She is currently principal horn of the Battle Creek Symphony, Dubuque Symphony, and the Light Opera Works Orchestra and also holds contracted positions with the Kenosha Symphony and the Peoria Symphony.    

Gordon, the associate professor of cello and chamber music at Illinois Wesleyan, is also the principal cellist with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra.  Prior to coming to Illinois, she was the principal cellist of the Kansas City Symphony and the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, and taught cello and chamber music at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.  Her education includes the Moscow Conservatory in Russia, the University of Tel-Aviv in Israel and the University of Kansas, Lawrence, where she received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree.

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

Contact: Katherine Filippo, ’12, (309) 556-3181 univcomm@iwu.edu