Violinist Nancy DiNovo is one of three musicians featured in ‘Faculty + Friends Recital: Pieces Through Time.’ Violinist Nancy DiNovo is one of three musicians featured in ‘Faculty + Friends Recital: Pieces Through Time.’ Supplied photo from Trinity Western University

TWU presents an afternoon of chamber music

‘Faculty + Friends Recital: Pieces Through Time’ takes place Sunday, Feb. 4

Celebrate the music of award winning Canadian composer Glenn Sutherland, along with Beethoven, Bloch and Brahms, in an afternoon chamber concert with Trinity Western University.

Faculty + Friends Recital: Pieces Through Time, presented by TWU’s School of the Arts, Media + Culture and Langley Community Music School, takes place Sunday, Feb. 4, and features Nancy DiNovo on violin, Richard Mingus on horn, and Monica Pfau on piano.

The program includes Sutherland’s solo composition for horn, a three-piece suite that showcases the different styles, moods and registers of the horn. Each piece is a different expression of gratitude for the ever-unfolding wonder of life.

The concert also features a sonata for horn and piano by Beethoven and Bloch’s Baal Shem Suite (Three Pictures of Chassidic Life) which depicts contrition, improvisation and rejoicing. The celebrated Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 40 for Piano, Violin and Horn by Brahms wil be performed as well.

An artist talk will follow the concert.

Faculty + Friends’ Recital takes place Sunday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. in the Rose Gellert Hall at the Langley Community Music School, 4899 207 St.

Tickets are $20 (general admission); $15 (seniors); and $10 (students)—available at the door and through Eventbrite. Contact music@twu.ca for information.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

A former member of the St. Louis, Toronto and Boston Symphony Orchestras, and founding concertmaster of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, violinist Nancy DiNovo has performed in the world’s major concert halls under celebrated conductors such as Leonard Bernstein and Sir Colin Davis.

Rich Mingus has been the Associate Principal Horn with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) since 1983, including three years as Principal Horn. Raised near New York City, Mingus performed with orchestras in Calgary and Venezuela before joining the VSO. He considers playing principal horn in Die Meistersinger by Wagner and first horn in Tristan und Isolde, both with the Seattle Opera, as career highlights.

Monica Pfau has achieved recognition as a concert pianist and teacher through her work in Canada, Europe and the United States. Raised in Victoria, B.C., Pfau studied under Winifred Scott Wood and later Dr. Robin Wood at the University of Victoria. After winning First Place in the UBC Concerto Competition, she made her orchestral debut under Kazuyoshi Akiyama. She is often featured on CBC’s “Westcoast Performance” program and also teaches at the VSO School.

Vancouver-based composer Glenn Sutherland’s vocal, chamber, and orchestral works have been performed by soloists and ensembles in Canada and Europe. Along with a win at the 2016 Canadian Music Centre’s emerging composer competition, the composer was commissioned by Winnipeg’s award-winning Esprit de Choeur to write three pieces for their June 2016 concert as well as for the 2015 Tapestry International Festival for Women’s Voices.



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