KALAMAZOO--Igor Fedotov, violist and professor of music at Western Michigan University, will perform with acclaimed pianist Gary Hammond at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Western Michigan University's Dalton Center Recital Hall.
The program will feature romantic music for viola and piano by Johannes Brahms, Mikhail Glinka, Arthur Honegger and Grigory Krein.
General admission tickets are $12, $10 for senior citizens, and $5 for WMU students with a valid Bronco Card. They are available at the door and through the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at millerauditorium.com/som, (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.
Fedotov has performed solo recitals throughout the United States and abroad, and has appeared as a performer and teacher at festivals around the world, including: Academies Internacionales du Grand Nancy and Bordeaux, France; Musiques en Mer, Italy; Musikdagar, Sweden; and Sewanee and Meadowmount Summer Schools in the United States. He received a Fulbright Scholar Award in 2006 in support of his research on music for viola by Russian composers of the 20th century.
Hammond has been praised in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America as a recitalist and chamber musician of the first rank. He performs regularly with acclaimed cellist Astrid Schween as part of the Schween-Hammond Duo, and is a member of the New York-based Lark Chamber Artists. He is also on the faculties of Hunter College; City University of New York; the Graduate Center, CUNY; and the Sewanee Music Festival, University of the South.
The Feb. 22 performance is part of the Dalton Wed@7:30pm: Live and Interactive concert series presented by the WMU School of Music under the auspices of the Bullock Music Performance Institute. Concerts are held on Wednesdays and showcase guest artists, WMU faculty artists and ensembles, and WMU student groups. Each concert is preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion led by Dr. Dan Jacobson, WMU professor of music.