posted February 28, 2011

“Sundays at 2” Series to Feature Faculty Trio on March 13

The "Sundays at 2" recital series coordinated by the department of music at Hope College will feature clarinetist Joel Schekman, violist Barb Corbató and pianist Adam Clark on Sunday, March 13, at 2 p.m. in Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The faculty trio will be performing "Selection from 8 Pieces for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, Op. 83," by Bruch; "Passacaglia for Viola and Piano," by Rebecca Clarke; "Petite Piece for Clarinet and Piano," by Debussy; and the "Kegelstatt" trio, by Mozart.

° Barbara Corbató is viola instructor at Hope and Calvin colleges, and the assistant principal viola of the Grand Rapids Symphony, where she has performed since 1990. In addition, she is an active chamber musician, performing with the Perugino String Quartet. She has performed with the New World Symphony, Spoleto Festival of South Carolina and Italy, and the orchestras of Columbus, Flint and Saginaw. She also has participated in music festivals in Saugatuck, Santa Barbara, Aspen and Keystone, Colo. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. Her principal teachers include Donald McInnes and Yizhak Schotten.

° Joel Schekman, instructor of clarinet at Hope, has been bass clarinetist with the Grand Rapids Symphony since 2006 and previously played bass clarinet in the Spokane Symphony.  A California native, he received his bachelor's at IndianaUniversity, where he studied with Eli Eban and James Campbell, before returning to Los Angeles for his master's at USC, where he studied with Yehuda Gilad.  While in Los Angeles, he maintained an active teaching schedule and played with the Santa Monica Symphony and the American Youth Orchestra. An advocate of new music, he was a founding member of the group Music of Changes, performing premieres of many works, and performed in the L.A. philharmonic's Green Umbrella concerts, a new-music series. He has participated in the Sarasota and Spoleto festivals, and has also played concerts with the New World Symphony and the Charleston Symphony. Locally, he has played with the Kalamazoo Symphony, the West Shore Symphony and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.  He also composes.

° Adam Clark is an assistant professor of music at Hope, where he teaches courses in applied piano, keyboard skills and piano pedagogy.  An active soloist, chamber musician and concerto soloist, he has performed to great acclaim throughout the United States, as well as in Belgium, Italy and South Korea. 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 he completed his bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of California at Santa Barbara and the University of Texas at Austin respectively. His former teachers include Charles Asche, Nancy Garrett, and Eugene and Elizabeth Pridonoff.

Nykerk Hall of Music is located in the central Hope campus at the former 127 E. 12th Street between College and Columbia avenues.