music at Wooster

Three Wooster Music Faculty to Present Concert Sunday, December 4

“Flights of Fancy” in Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center

16 November, 2016 by Sarah Stanley

WOOSTER, Ohio - Three College of Wooster music faculty will present a concert entitled “Flights of Fancy” in Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center (525 E. University St.) on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. The three faculty are Carrie Culver, soprano; Hild Peersen, clarinet; and Brian Dykstra, piano. They will appear in four different combinations.

The duo of Peersen and Dykstra will perform the three Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 for clarinet and piano by the 19th-century German composer Robert Schumann. They will also present the Wooster premiere of Dykstra’s baseball rag for clarinet and piano entitled “The National Pastime.” He composed the rag in 2006 for Peersen and her pianist husband, Kenneth Williams.

Culver and Dykstra will team up for five of the classic Lieder (songs) by Robert Schumann. Culver and Peersen will partner in Three Vocalises for soprano and clarinet by the 20th‐century English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.

The three musicians will comprise a trio for the performance of three works on the program—“The Shepherd on the Rock” by early 19th-century Austrian composer Franz Schubert, four Christmas songs by 19th-century German composer Peter Cornelius, and Ohio composer Christopher Weait’s humorous song “The Cat as Clarinet.”

Peersen is an instructor of clarinet at Wooster. A resident of Columbus, she often collaborates as a chamber musician and is principal clarinetist of the Westerville Symphony.

Culver, associate professor of music at Wooster, teaches voice, Opera Workshop, and interdisciplinary courses. As a recitalist and scholar she frequently performs and researches repertoire from Spain and Latin America, along with chamber music.

Dykstra, the Neille O. and Gertrude M. Rowe Professor of Music Emeritus at Wooster, is currently teaching piano at the College. He formerly served for 38 years as a full-time professor, 14 of those as chair of the Department of Music.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information call 330‐263-2419.