Pianist to present Hope College faculty recital

Adam Clark of the Hope College music faculty will present a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in Dimnent Memorial Chapel. The public is invited and admission is free.
Oct 7, 2011


Clark will be performing a wide range of repertoire that includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s early “Piano Sonata in F Major, K. 280”; Ludwig van Beethoven’s “32 Variations in C Minor”; and Morton Gould’s 1991 “Ghost Waltzes,” written as the commissioned work for the 1993 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The centerpiece of the recital is Franz Liszt’s “Piano Sonata in B Minor,” programmed in recognition of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

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. Also an avid chamber musician, Clark has performed with members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Lexington Philharmonic, Dayton Philharmonic and Seoul National Orchestra; as well as members of the Grand Rapids Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony and West Michigan Symphony. In West Michigan he has been featured on the Hope College “Sundays at 2” recital series, the “Free at 3” recital series, the Grand Rapids Art Museum recital series and the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck summer concerts.

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

Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave. in Holland.


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