posted February 25, 2010

“Sundays at 2” Recital Series to Feature Adam Clark on March 7

The "Sundays at 2" recital series coordinated by the department of music at Hope College will feature pianist Adam Clark on Sunday, March 7, at 2 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The 2010 season recognizes the births of Robert Schumann (1810), Frédéric Chopin (1810), and Samuel Barber (1910).

Clark will open the recital with Robert Schumann's "Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26," followed by Frederic Chopic's "Impromptu No. 2 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 36," "Etude in G-Flat Major, Op. 10, No. 5," and "Scherzo No. 3 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 39." Closing the recital will be "Sonata, Op. 26" by Samuel Barber.

An active soloist, chamber musician and concerto soloist, Clark has performed to great acclaim throughout the United States, as well as in Belgium, Italy, and South Korea.

He is an assistant professor of music at Hope, where he teaches courses in applied piano, keyboard skills, and piano pedagogy. He has lectured extensively on diverse topics ranging from technical and musical development to 20th-century pedagogical literature and is a frequent guest and presenter for local, state and national music teachers associations.

He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), while his bachelor's and master's degrees were completed at the University of California at Santa Barbara and the University of Texas at Austin. His former teachers include Charles Asche, Nancy Garrett, and Eugene and Elizabeth Pridonoff.

Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., on College Avenue at 12th Street.