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School of Music to Present Faculty Recitals

Jan. 16, 2018

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University’s School of Music will kick off the new semester with a variety of concerts featuring faculty members and guest artists on Jan. 21, Feb. 4 and Feb. 8. All events are free and open to the public.

Featuring pieces by German classical composers, the Jan. 21 Faculty Liederabend Recital will take place at 3 p.m. in Presser Hall’s Westbrook Auditorium. The recital will feature guest artist and Assistant Professor of Music at Illinois State University Daniel Schuetz (countertenor), and faculty members in the IWU School of Music including: Eva Ferguson (piano), Jennifer Hilbish-Schuetz (mezzo-soprano), Ingrid Kammin (soprano), Robert Mangialardi (baritone), Erin Mulliken (piano), Lisa Nelson (violin), Ilia Radoslavov (piano) and Andrew Voelker (organ, piano and tenor). The program will include works by J.S. Bach, Rebecca Clarke, Wilhelm Killmayer, Domenico Scarlatti, Arnold Schoenberg, Franz Schubert and Kurt Weill.

Pianist and Associate Professor in the IWU School of Music Ilia Radoslavov will present a faculty recital on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. in the Westbrook Auditorium. The program will include Domenico Scarlatti's Sonata in G, F, and D minor, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata Op. 27, No. 2 (Moonlight) and Franz Schubert’s Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 959.

The Feb. 8 Jazz and Improvisation Concert will take place at 8 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium. IWU Professors of Music David Vayo (piano and keyboard harmonica) and Glenn Wilson (saxophone), and Illinois State Professor of Music William Koehler (bass) hope to showcase how all sorts of different music can fall under the umbrella of jazz. The concert will feature improvisations and original compositions including: Koehler's "Long is the Night" (written in response to Hurricane Irma and dedicated to the people of Puerto Rico) and "Andalus" (inspired by Spanish flamenco music), Vayo’s "Portal" and "Koloz Air," a Turkish piece by clarinetist Selim Sesler, and Wilson's "Satori" and "Impasse.”

For additional information on these events, please contact the School of Music at (309) 556-3061.

By Vi Kakares ‘20