MARIETTA, OHIO (02/06/2018) Marietta College's Edward E. MacTaggart Department of Music is conducting a Faculty Music Recital at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 13th, in the Alma McDonough Auditorium.
The recital features the musical talents of four faculty members - Christopher Bowmaster (clarinet), Jordan Reed (saxophone) Merewyn Weinkauf (piano) and Dr. Andrew Francis (percussion/composer). The recital is free and open to the public.
Reed, instructor of saxophone, will perform Fuzzy Bird Sonata for saxophone and piano by Takashi Yoshimatsu, an unaccompanied work for saxophone, and Concerto for E-flat Alto Saxophone by Frank Erickson. Bowmaster, instructor of clarinet, will present Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2 by Johannes Brahms. All of these compositions will be accompanied by Weinkauf, a collaborative pianist.
All four faculty members will come together to perform The Nosferatu, an original composition by Francis, music theory/composition professor. This composition was written specifically for this recital and will be the world premiere.
"We are blessed in the Music Department to have so many extremely talented and dedicated musicians and educators," said Marshall C. Kimball, Music Department Chairman. "Their musical abilities will be evident during this faculty recital, and their performances will inspire those in attendance and challenge our students to excel and reach further individually. I am blessed to work with these amazing professionals."
Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy back in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,200 full-time students. The College offers 45 majors and is consistently ranked as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation's best by Forbes.com. Marietta was selected seventh in the nation according to the Brookings Institution's rankings of colleges by their highest value added, regardless of major.