Glenn Korff School of Music faculty members John Bailey and Christopher Marks will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in Kimball Recital Hall.
The concert is free and open to the public. It will also be live webcast. Visit https://music.unl.edu/webcasts the day of the performance for the link.
Their recital, “Contrasts,” will feature a variety of works from composers, spanning from the 18th through the 21st century, from Scotland, France, Germany and the United States.
Featured will be two short sonatas by the 18th century Scottish composer John Hebden in a Nebraska premiere. A staple of the Paris Conservatory repertoire, Gaubert’s “Fantasy,” dedicated to his teacher Paul Taffanel, is also on the program, as well as a work by German Romantic composer Theodor Blumer, titled “Four Portraits.”
Providing even richer contrast will be Husker emeritus composer Randall Snyder’s “Remembering Rivers,” which Bailey premiered in 1997. It is an evocative, short piece for flute and narrator. Bailey will be joined by Alisa Belflower, senior lecturer in music (voice). A modern classic for flute solo, “Kokopeli,” by American flutist and composer Katherine Hoover rounds out the program.
“I am thrilled to be making music with my talented colleagues, and all the different combinations of sounds — with harpsichord, with narrator, with piano — makes it a very special evening for me,” Bailey said. “This will be my first faculty recital since 2020.”
Bailey is the Richard H. Larson Distinguished Professor of Music and a member of the Moran Woodwind Quintet, the resident faculty quintet in the Glenn Korff School of Music. He is the principal flutist with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra.
Marks is a professor of organ and interim dean of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.