West Virginia University music professors John Weigand, clarinetist, and James Miltenberger, pianist, will present a recital at the Creative Arts Center, Thursday, Sept. 4. They will be joined by soprano Hope Koehler, a member of the WVU voice faculty in the School of Music.
The program begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (Room 200A) and is free and open to the public.
The program includes: “Sonata for Clarinet and Piano” by Francis Poulenc (1885-1931); “Adelaide” by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827); Five Spanish Songs, including “La Maja de Goya” by Enrique Granados (1867-1916); “Tres Morillas” by Nin-Obradors ;”De Donde Venis?” by Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999); “Canción de Cuna” by Xavier Montsalvatg (1912-2002); “El Vito” by Fernando Obradors (1897-1945); and “Para Fred, Five Spanish Songs for clarinet and piano” arranged by Martin Katz.
Weigand has trained with world-renowned artists such as Robert Marcellus, Fred Ormand and Lawrence McDonald. His extensive chamber music experience includes concerts at the Blossom Festival at Town Hall in New York City and at Yale University. He has recorded for the Musical Heritage Society and has presented numerous solo concerts and clinics around the country.
Miltenberger, who has been a member of the WVU music faculty for more than 50 years, has given numerous solo recitals in cities such as Chicago, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York. He toured Japan in 1985 as featured soloist with WVU’s Percussion 80 and has toured Europe several times with the Miltenberger Jazz Quartet. He also has appeared on nationwide television on PBS and on the NBC Today Show.
Koehler, whose voice has been heralded as having “the richness of Marilyn Horne at the bottom and the clarion clarity of Leontyne Price at the top,” has appeared all over the United States, in Canada, Europe, Asia, and South America where she has been heard in recital, concert, and opera. Her other stage credits include operetta and musical theater and she has performed as a soloist in oratorio and other choral orchestral works.
For more information, contact the College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4359.
CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
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