Discovery Music Series Featuring Pianist Clare Longendyke as Artist-in-Residence

Monday, October 09, 2023
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Classical concert pianist Clare Longendyke is this year’s Artist-in-Residence and will be featured as a performer and host in Discovery Music Series performances during the 2023-24 academic year. The free shows are open to the public.

The Discovery Music Series is once again planning a season showcasing a variety of delightful music performances, with many of this year’s six shows featuring the talents of classical concert pianist Clare Longendyke, D.M., as Rose-Hulman’s Artist-in-Residence for the 2023-24 academic year.

Longendyke sees performance as an extension of her role as an ambassador for classical music in today’s cultural world. The connections she makes in classrooms, on concert stages, and everywhere in between help to foster a greater sense of community for the classical music field that she cares about so deeply.

A world traveler, Longendyke has lived and studied on both American coasts and abroad, earning degrees at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, Paris’s École Normale de Musique as a Fulbright–Harriet Hale Woolley Award in the Arts Scholar, and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she earned both master’s and doctoral of music degrees.

“As Rose-Hulman's 2023-24 Artist-in-Residence, I’m thrilled to be a part of the college's already vibrant cultural community and will eagerly apply my talents as a classical concert pianist, educator, and concert curator to the role,” said the Indianapolis-based performer and educator. “I am most excited to work with Rose-Hulman's exceptional student body in classroom visits this fall, in the world premieres of their solo piano compositions next spring, and in my collaboration with the Rose-Hulman String Orchestra in May. It will be a pleasure to enhance the cultural atmosphere on campus while fostering creativity for all at Rose-Hulman and in the city of Terre Haute.” 

The first Discovery Music Series concert on Sunday, October 15, will have Longendyke hosting members of the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra in a free performance in the campus’ White Chapel, starting at 5 p.m. Bringing to life timeless chamber music works by Hummel, Mozart and Beethoven will be Erina Buchholz, THSO concertmaster; Esteban Hernández Parra, principal violist; Kevin Flynn, principal cellist; and Keith Northover, clarinetist.

Longendyke’s talents will be highlighted November 5 (5 p.m.) and January 14, 2024 (5 p.m.) in performances of chamber music trios; an Artist-in-Residence Showcase Recital on February 4, 2024 (5 p.m.); and a recital celebrating the evolution of video game music on April 17, 2024 (7:30 p.m.). Each of these free recitals will be in the White Chapel.

Then, May 12, 2024, Longendyke will join the Rose-Hulman String Orchestra in a performance of Florence Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement, and she will perform later in May in a concert that showcases the world premieres of musical compositions by Rose-Hulman’s students.