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Northwestern Faculty to Perform During Spring Recitals

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April 8, 2008 | by Judy Moore
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Northwestern University School of Music faculty members will present piano, bassoon, horn and guitar recitals this spring.

The faculty recitals, which are open to the public, begin April 11 and conclude May 4. All five programs will be held in Lutkin Hall, 700 University Place, on the University's Evanston campus.

Moscow-born violinist Ilya Kaler, professor of violin at DePaul University, and School of Music piano faculty member James Giles will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11. Giles has commissioned and premiered works by numerous contemporary composers, most of which are featured on his Albany Records release "American Virtuoso." Their program will include sonatas by Beethoven, Strauss and Saint-Saens as well as works by Ravel and Ysaye.

Christopher Millard will present a bassoon recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30. Principal bassoonist of Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra since 2004, Millard also played with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the CBC Radio Orchestra for 29 years. In addition to festival appearances throughout Canada, he has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Marlboro Festival, Grand Teton Music Festival, and World Orchestra for Peace. His program features sonatas by William Hurlstone and Lubos Sluka, as well as music by Villa-Lobos, Mozart, Miroshnikov and Doppler. Pianist Lydia Artymiw and flutist Camille Churchfield will join Millard.

Sylvia Wang, associate professor of piano, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1. Wang has appeared as a solo and collaborative artist throughout the Americas, Europe and the Far East. An honorary associate at London's Royal Academy of Music, she made her London Purcell Room debut as an Avanti Award winner and was a winner or finalist in competitions, including London's Royal Overseas League Festival, the Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition, and the J.S. Bach International Piano Competition. In a program with the theme "Variations on Variations," Wang will perform works by Franz Joseph Haydn, Yehudi Wyner, Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann.

Northwestern horn professor Gail Williams and friends will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2. Joined by School of Music piano faculty member Alan Chow and guest artist Daniel Perantoni, professor of tuba at Indiana University, Williams will perform works by Wilder, Stevens and Plog.

The Waller and Maxwell Guitar Duo and friends will present a program titled "Music from the Salons of Vienna and Paris," at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4. Anne Waller, senior guitar lecturer at Northwestern, and guitarist Mark Maxwell will share the stage with duo-pianists Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem and flutists Richard and Emily Graef to perform opera arrangements and chamber works typically heard in 19th century European salons. Their program will feature works by Beethoven, Rossini, Carulli, Giuliani, Berlioz and Bizet and will be performed on original instruments by Panormo, Godfroy, Vissonaire and Broadwood. This performance is part of the Segovia Classical Guitar Series, supported in part by the Chicago Classical Guitar Society.

Tickets to each of the April 11, April 30, May 1 and May 2 recitals are $9 for the general public; $7 for senior citizens and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $5 for students with IDs.

Tickets to the May 4 Segovia Classical Guitar Series program featuring the Waller and Maxwell Guitar Duo and friends are $19 for the general public; $16 for senior citizens and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $8 for students.

To purchase tickets by phone, call the Pick-Staiger Ticket Office at (847) 467-4000. Tickets are also available online at www.pickstaiger.org.
Topics: Campus Life