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Performing Arts - Music

John Bailey & Christopher Marks, Faculty Recital


7:30 pm
Kimball Recital Hall
1113 R St
Lincoln NE 68508
Additional Info: KRH
Brian Reetz, (402) 472-6865,
Flutist John Bailey, Richard H. Larson Distinguished College Professor of Music, and pianist Christopher Marks will present a faculty recital in Kimball Recital Hall on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 7:30 PM. Titled “Old Favorites,” the recital includes works by Mozart, Roussel, Blumer, and Muczysnski. Two works by Mozart open the recital: the lyrical Andante, K. 315, for flute and orchestra (thought to be a possible alternate second movement to his G Major concerto), paired with his Rondo, K. 373, originally for violin and orchestra. Also on the program is Albert Roussel’s Joueurs de flute (Flute Players), a four-movement work with each movement dedicated to a contemporary flutist, and based on a mythical or fictional flutist (Pan, Tityre, Krishna and M. de la Péjaudie). German composer Theodor Blumer’s Suite No. 1, op. 40, follows, by turns lyrical, mysterious, and joyful. The recital concludes with a jazzy 20th-century standard by American composer Robert Muczynski, his Sonata, op. 14.

Dr. John Bailey is Richard H. Larson Distinguished Professor of Music and a member of the Moran Woodwind Quintet, resident faculty quintet at the Glenn Korff School of Music. He is principal flutist with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, with which he has appeared as concerto soloist on numerous occasions, most recently in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. Since 2005 he is also director of Nebraska’s annual summer Chamber Music Institute. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University, where he studied with James Pellerite. Both his masters and doctorate were earned at Northwestern University, where he was assistant to Walfrid Kujala.

Christopher Marks is consistently praised by reviewers for “style and assurance” and “musicality [that] seems to flow effortlessly.” With his series of recordings of music by Seth Bingham and his many performances on historic American instruments, he has gained a reputation as an expert in American organ music old and new. Marks is a professor in the Glenn Korff School of Music at Nebraska, where he also serves as associate dean of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and interim director of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film.

Free and open to the public.

This performance will also be live webcast.


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