Third Discovery Music Series Show to Brush an ‘American Canvas’

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
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Sunday’s free Discovery Music Series performance in the White Chapel will feature talented musicians Lindsey Goodman, Chris Wild, and Clare Longendyke presenting selections by North and South American composers.

Music from the 20th and 21st century by North and South American composers will be performed by a trio of talented Midwestern musicians on Sunday, January 14, in the third performance of the Discovery Music Series. The concert at 5 p.m. in the White Chapel on the west edge of campus is free and open to the public.

American Canvas is the theme for this special show that complements a course being taught this winter academic quarter by Rose-Hulman Associate Professor of Music David Chapman, PhD., founder of the Discovery Music Series. The series highlights high-quality live classical performances by Midwest musicians. 

The show’s signature piece, “American Canvas,” composed by Jennifer Higdon, will highlight flutist Lindsey Goodman, cellist Chris Wild, and pianist Clare Longendyke. They also will be featured in “Le Grand Tango,” by Astor Piazzolla; “War Ends, Song Endures,” by Deon Nielsen Price; and “Vox Balaenae,” composed by George Crumb. 

Goodman is a soloist, recording artist, chamber collaborator, orchestral musician, educator, and clinician whose performances have been heard across three continents. She has performed at Carnegie Hall and Google headquarters, the Eastman School of Music, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and on the Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone podcast.

Longendyke, Rose-Hulman’s current Artist-in-Residence, has her debut solo album “… of dreams unveiled” being released later this year. She performs with American orchestras and on recital series throughout the world. Recent performances have been with orchestras in Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana, and Virginia.

Wild enjoys performing solo and chamber music in a variety of styles but is best known for his interpretations of 20th and 21st century music. Local music enthusiasts will be familiar with his work as artistic director of the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony and as a faculty conductor at Purdue University. Wild also is a member of the Chicago-based Ensemble Dal Niente and has performed in Walt Disney Concert Hall, Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavilion, Symphony Center (Chicago), Teatro Colón (Argentina), and the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico).