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School of Music Recital to Feature Guest Artist Jozef Lupták

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –– The School of Music will feature guest artist Jozef Lupták in a recital on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Presser Hall’s Westbrook Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. 

The recital will include Jozef Lupták on the cello, accompanied by Instructor of Music and Coordinator of Accompanying Eva Ferguson on piano. 

The recital’s program features V ariations on a Slovak Folksong for cello and piano (1959) by Martinú, Threnos (1991) by Tavener, O Crux, meditation for solo cello (1999) by Godár, P relude, Saraband, and Gigue from Suite No. 1 in G major by Bach, Sonata op. 40 for violoncello and piano (1934) by Shostakovich, and S ix Months (Song without words for cello, voice and human beatbox) and Three in One, improvisation for cello, voice, and human beatbox by Lupták himself. 

Lupták is a Slovak cellist and artistic director. He performs classical and contemporary cello repertoire as well as Chassidic and Roma-Gypsy revivalist music in Eastern Europe, He also serves as the artistic director of the Konvergencie Festivals in Slovakia. Lupták is married to Katarina, an architect and they live in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, with their three children.

For more information on this event and others, please contact the School of Music at (309) 556-3061.

By Megan Baker ’21