Guest Artist Series 2013-2014

Midtown Brass QuartetMonday, September 16, 2013
Recital – Midtown Brass Quintet
7:30 p.m. in Brookes Chapel

Made up of some of the top musicians in the Southeast, Midtown Brass Quintet is a dynamic chamber group based in Atlanta, Georgia. Our diverse palate includes classical, jazz, pop and commercial music. Read more

 

Dr. Nancy WeemsOctober 13-14, 2013
Masterclass and Recital – Nancy Weems, piano

Masterclass
Sunday, October 13, 2013
4-6 p.m. in Brookes Chapel

Recital
Monday, October 14, 2013
7:30 p.m. in Brookes Chapel

Nancy Weems, pianist, has performed extensively in the United States, Europe, Asia, Mexico, Central America, and the former Soviet Union to wide critical acclaim. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and the University of Texas, her solo appearances include concerts in fourteen foreign countries, in addition to the U.S. Read more

 

Fortunato, Bloom and RupertThursday, November 14, 2013
Gala Vocal Chamber Concert
7:30 P.M. in Brookes Chapel

Voice Masterclass
Thursday, November 14, 2013
10:30 a.m. -12 p.m. in Brookes Chapel

Improvisation Masterclass for Instrumentalists/Pianists
Thursday, November 14, 2013
10:30-12 p.m. in CFA 104

Recital
Thursday, November 14, 2013
7:30 p.m. in Brookes Chapel

Grammy-nominated mezzo-soprano D’Anna Fortunato, flutist Peter H. Bloom and pianist Mary Jane Rupert perform vivid chamber works from the European baroque to 21st century America. Music by Handel, Schubert, Ravel, Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, Elizabeth Vercoe, and others. Read more

 

Cynthia WohlschlagerSunday, January 12, 2014
Cynthia Wohlschlager, mezzo-soprano

Voice Masterclass
Sunday,January 12, 2014
4-6 p.m. in Brookes Chapel

Recital 
Monday, January 13, 2014
7:30 pm in Brookes Chapel

Cynthia Wohlschlager (Zwischen-fach) Recent performances include Madame De Croissy from Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, alto soloist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Tuscarawas Philharmonic, Handel’s Deuches Arien, Jommelli’s Magnificat, and Anfossi’s Marian Litany with Singers Companye. Performances have taken Cynthia to Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. Read more

 

Balkan String QuartetThursday, January 16, 2014
Faculty Chamber Concert with the Balkan String Quartet
7:30 p.m. in Brookes Chapel

Dr. Deborah Popham, soprano
Dr. John Reams, clarinet
Dr. Rebekah Jordan-Miller, piano

Featuring Shostakovich’s Seven Romances on Poems of Alexander Blok, Op. 127 and Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 281. Read more

 

Dr. Howard KimSunday, January 26, 2014
Masterclass and Recital – Dr. Howard Kim, piano
With Dr. Rebekah Jordan Miller, piano

Piano Masterclass
Sunday, January 26, 2014
4-6 pm in Brookes Chapel

Recital
Monday, January 27, 2014
7:30 pm in Brookes Chapel

Concert pianist, collaborative artist, vocal coach, and conductor, Howard Kim received his early piano training from master teacher Dorothy Hwang at the R.D. Colburn School of Performing Arts. Studying in California and New York, Kim has studied under Antoinette Perry and Aube Tzerko and he was awarded the Performer’s Certificate while completing the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Piano Performance and Literature under the tutelage of Rebecca Penneys at the Eastman School of Music. Read more

 

charles_asche_100Sunday, February 9, 2014
Dr. Charles Asche, Piano

Piano Masterclass
Sunday, February 9, 2014
4-6 p.m. in Brookes Chapel

Recital
Monday February 10, 2014
7:30 pm in Brookes Chapel

Charles Asche has performed as a recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician throughout the United States, South America, Russia, and Asia. Performance venues have included the renowned Rachmaninoff Hall at the Moscow Conservatory, the historic Philharmonic Hall in Samara, Russia, Chamber Music Hall at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, the National Recital Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, the Sala America in the National Library in Santiago, Chile, Zilkha Hall in Houston, Texas, and the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Read more
Shai WosnerMonday, March 10, 2014
Recital – Shai Wosner, piano
7:30 p.m. in Brookes Chapel

Pianist Shai Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity and creative insight. His performances of a broad range of repertoire from Beethoven and Mozart to Schoenberg and Ligeti, as well as music by contemporary composers, communicates his imaginative programming and intellectual curiosity.

Mr. Wosner’s virtuosity and perceptiveness have made him a favorite among audiences and critics, who have praised him for his “keen musical mind and deep musical soul” (NPR’s All Things Considered) and for exemplifying a “remarkable blend of the intellectual, physical and even devilish sides of performance” (Chicago Sun Times). Read more
Dr. Becky LombardMonday, March 17, 2014
Recital – Dr. Becky Lombard, Organ
7:30 pm in Brookes Chapel

Dr. Becky Lombard serves as Professor of Music and Fine Arts at Truett-McConnell in Cleveland, Georgia. She began her work there in August of 2010 after serving for many years as faculty at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and earlier, at the University of Mobile.

Becky first served as church pianist at the age of nine for First Baptist Church, Venice, Louisiana, and has served since that time in churches in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alabama, and now at First Baptist Church, Helen, Georgia. She has held positions as Music Associate, Minister of Music, Pianist, and Organist across that time. Read more