Harold Levin, visiting professor of viola at West Virginia University, will present a recital at the Creative Arts Center Tuesday, Feb. 10.
The program begins at 8:15 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (Room 200A) and is free and open to the public.
Pianist Carol Beall and bassoonist Peter Kolkay will join Dr. Levin for the program that includes: Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 by J.S. Bach; Au Quai (2002) and Elegy (1943) by Elliott Carter; and Sonata, Opus 86 (1909) by Robert Fuchs.
An Interlochen Arts Academy graduate, Levins degrees include a bachelor of science from Ball State University, a masters from the University of Cincinnati and a doctorate from Rutgers University. After spending four seasons with the Louisville Orchestra, Levin served on the faculty at the University of Nebraska, where he taught viola and conducted the Lincoln Youth Symphony Orchestra. He has since served as viola professor and director of orchestras at Memphis State, Western Illinois and Bucknell Universities.
Also a composer, Levin has written music that has been performed by both large and small ensembles across the United States. He has performed as a violist and conducted at summer festivals in Colorado, Michigan, Tennessee, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts. Immediately prior to his WVU appointment, he served on the faculty of Ball State University. In addition to being the violist of the West Virginia Piano Quartet, he is a member of the Herrick Ensemble in New York. During the summers he is instructor of viola and chamber music at the Interlochen Center for the Arts.
For more information about the recital, contact the College of Creative Arts at 304-293 4841 ext. 3108.