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Classical Music Featured in New Recital Series

Thursday, December 21, 2017
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David Chapman, assistant professor of music, has found there’s a deep appreciation on campus for classical musical genres, with all of his music education classes at or near full enrollment.

Favorite classical musical selections from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries will be featured this winter and spring in a recital series sponsored by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The musical talents of Indiana State University and Indiana University faculty members will be featured in shows at the White Chapel. All shows are free and open to the public.

David Chapman, assistant professor of music, organized the series as part of classes he’s teaching on music from the baroque, classical, romantic and modern eras.

“There’s a deep appreciation for these classical musical styles among Rose-Hulman students, with all of my classes in these areas being at or near full enrollment,” said Chapman. “I wanted to give my students an opportunity to hear these historically significant works performed by outstand area musicians, right here on our own campus, and also to make these special events open to all.”

ISU violin professor Erik Rohde and IU piano instructor Clare Longendyke kick off the recital series Jan. 16, at 7:30 p.m., by performing works by composers Claude Debussy, Arnold Schoenberg, David Dzubay and John Adams.

Area musicians can join in the fun through a participatory concert Feb. 11, at 6 p.m., featuring Terry Riley’s “In C” and Pauline Oliveros’ “Tuning Meditation.” A short rehearsal will start at 5 p.m., in order for participants to learn the music being performed in the concert.

The ISU Faculty Trio—featuring pianist Martha Krasnican, cellist Kurt Fowler and Rohde—will present selections March 27 by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms.

Then, Longendyke will conclude the series with a solo piano recital May 6 at 5 p.m. It will feature music by a variety of composers, including Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Sergei Prokofiev and Amy Williams.

For more information about the series, contact David Chapman.