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Wednesday, 04 September 2013 00:00
EUREKA – The Elysium Duo will present a recital titled “Mozart and More!” at 2 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Chapel at Eureka College, 300 E. College Ave.
The Elysium Duo includes Kimberly Risinger, flute, and Molly Madden, harp. They will be joined by cellist David Commanday, Eureka College artist-in-residence and artistic director of the Heartland Festival Orchestra; violinist Sarah Gentry, Illinois State University professor of violin and concertmaster of the Heartland Festival Orchestra; and violist Diane Wuthrich, principal viola of the Heartland Festival Orchestra.
The program will include music in styles ranging from the Renaissance to tango. Composers will include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Marin Marais, Gabriel Faure, Luigi Boccherini, Claude Debussy, Franz Schubert, Ernst von Dohnanyi, George Bizet and Astor Piazzolla.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, call (309) 467-6301.
Risinger is professor of flute at Illinois State University. She is principal flutist in the Heartland Festival Orchestra and the Illinois Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.
Madden recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with degrees in harp performance and music education.
Gentry has held concertmaster positions with Opera Illinois, Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana and Sugar Creek Music Festival and was associate concertmaster for the Peoria Symphony Orchestra from 1992 to 2000. She is a member of the Eureka College Summer Arts Strings Festival faculty.
Wuthrich is a teacher, orchestral player and chamber musician who has performed with numerous ensembles throughout the country and currently performs with Sinfonia da Camera, Illinois Symphony Orchestra and the Peoria Symphony Orchestra.
Commanday is engaged in the development of string instruction and expanded arts programming at Eureka College. He inaugurated and directed the first annual Eureka College Summer Arts Festival in 2013.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 September 2013 14:46