posted January 12, 2012

Gabe Southard to Perform

Gabe Southard

The Hope College "Sundays at 2" recital series will feature flutist Gabe Southard on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

Southard will be accompanied by Jane Bosko, piano; Jessica Wells, bassoon; and Julie Sooy, flute. The program will include the “Sonata in E Major” by J.S. Bach as well as several other works.

Robert “Gabe” Southard is an assistant professor of music at Hope, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, teaches flute, and is head of wind and percussion. He completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Conducting at Michigan State University.

Southard served as conductor of the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble from 1999 to 2002. In addition to his collegiate teaching, he has served as clinician at several high schools and taught at the New England Music Camp in 2002. As a flute player, he maintains an active performing schedule by playing principal flute in the Holland Symphony Orchestra, giving recitals, and playing in chamber ensembles. He has also performed with the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Lucca, Italy, Opera Orchestra, as well as with a number of community orchestras.

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