Faculty celebrate School of Music anniversary with concert

contact: Meredith Bradford
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The School of Music has several events planned to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

KALAMAZOO—Several faculty members of Western Michigan University’s School of Music will perform a recital of Russian chamber music at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public, and a reception will immediately follow the performance. The concert is part of a series of events celebrating the School of Music’s 100th anniversary.

Professor of piano Lori Sims and Raymond Harvey, music director of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, will perform a composition for two pianos by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Other performers include assistant professor of voice Karen Kness, soprano; professor of voice Carl Ratner, baritone; and professor of viola Igor Fedotov. Works being performed include songs from Piotr Tchaikovsky, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Nicolas Medtner, as well as Shostakovich’s Sonata for Viola and Piano, Opus 147.

A second recital of chamber music by faculty members will take place Sunday, Oct. 20.

For more information on that recital and the full schedule of anniversary events, visit wmich.edu/music/events.