Recital to Feature Piano Works Depicting Art, Dance and Film

Thursday, May 03, 2018
Clare Longendyke

Award-winning classical pianist Clare Longendyke will close out the Spring Recital Series with a show May 6 in the White Chapel that features musical selections from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

Classical pianist and Indiana University instructor Clare Longendyke will present musical selections depicting art, dance and film in a special recital Sunday, May 6, at 5 p.m. in the White Chapel.

The show, which is free and open to the public, is part of Rose-Hulman’s 2018 Spring Recital Series, showcasing classical musical selections from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. The series is sponsored by the institute’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Longendyke, a passionate soloist and chamber musician, will perform music by Romantic-era composers Robert Schumann and Franz Liszt, the 20th century Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev, and living contemporary composers Amy Williams, Barbara Monk-Feldman and Toru Takemitsu.

"Making music with the piano is the most natural way to express myself. Where words fail, I have 88 keys and endless possibilities," says Longendyke, who has performed solo and chamber music recitals across Europe and North America. She has premiered over 50 new musical works since 2012.

Longendyke has earned first place in the Philharmonic Society of Arlington's Young Artist Competition, the Schubert Club of Minnesota's Scholarship Competition and the National Society of Arts & Letters Instrumental Competition. She made her orchestral debut in 2012 by performing Bartók’s “Third Piano Concerto” as the winner of the IU Piano Concerto Competition, and in 2017 she performed Chopin’s “Piano Concerto in E Minor” with the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra (Mass.).

Through her solo and ensemble work, Longendyke has worked with and performed the music of living composers Joan Tower, Frederic Rzewski, Tom Cipullo and Joseph Schwantner. She has been a featured soloist in the Fazioli Piano Series (Los Angeles) and the Silvermine Artist Series (Conn.), is a founding member of three classical musical duos, and is the pianist and administrative director of Calliope’s Call, a Boston-based art song performance group.

A native of Minneapolis, Minn., Longendyke has musical degrees from the Boston University College of Fine Arts, the École Normale de Musique in Paris, France, and IU’s Jacobs School of Music, where she is pursuing a doctorate in music. She currently lives in Bloomington, Ind., and also is a music lecturer in piano at Franklin College.

The White Chapel is located on the west edge of the Rose-Hulman campus. There is parking available near the building.

For more information about the series, contact David Chapman, Rose-Hulman’s assistant professor of music. He organized the series as part of classes he’s teaching on music from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras.

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