A variety of pieces will be played at the Chamber Collaborative Recital. Dr. Juyeon Kang will perform on piano, and instuctor Beverly Gibson will perform on clarinet. There will also be two guest cellists from the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Maxim Kozlov and Kathryn Hufnagle.
During the recital the ensemble will play two pieces by Johannes Brahms: “Sonata for Piano and Cello No. 2 in F major, Op. 99” and “Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello in A minor, Op. 114.”
Students who attend music events frequently look forward to certain aspects of the performances.
“I like applying different people’s techniques to enhance my musicality,” said sophomore Kayla Vetter. “I also like to see how different people express themselves through their instruments.”
Kang, associate professor of music at Northwestern, was on sabbatical this past year. She has performed in many solo recitals including one earlier in the year.
Gibson is an instructor at NW and Dordt, as well as the Dakota Academy of Performing Arts at the Washtington Pavilion in Sioux Falls. She began playing clarinet in sixth grade and since then has expanded her ability to other woodwind instruments.
“I am very excited about playing the Brahms with my colleagues. It is very gratifying to collaborate with others at this level and perform such a beautiful piece,” Gibson said.
Maxim Kozlov has been playing the cello since he was six years old, and he also plays piano. He is currently performing as the principal cellist in the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. Kozlov has also performed with the internationally renowned Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, which is based in Moscow.
“I was invited by Dr. Kang last August when she attended a Dakota Sky Piano Festival recital,” Kozlov said. This will be his first time performing with Kang.
Kathryn Hufnagle is a cello instructor at Augustana College. She has participated in many orchestras including the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra.
Each of the performers has received several musical awards.
“It is important for students to go to Kang’s recital because she is a professor and we should celebrate her talents and gifts she has brought to Northwestern College,” Vetter said.
The recital will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 in Christ Chapel.