Andrew Kohn of the West Virginia University music faculty will present a double bass recital at the WVU Creative Arts Center, Sunday, Nov. 14, at 8:15 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (Room 200A). The event is free and open to the public.
The first half of the program includes a short piece by Luciano Berio (1925-2003) and a large piece, the Second Sonata, by Eldon Obrecht (b. 1920), who was Kohns bass teacher at the University of Iowa.
On the second half, Kohn will be joined by WVU music faculty members Janis-Rozena Peri, soprano, and Jack Crotty, piano, for performances of songs with bass obligato by Glinka, Massenet and Tchaikovsky, using arrangements performed by the legendary mezzo Jennie Tourel and bassist Gary Karr.
Kohn holds a doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh, a masters degree from the University of Iowa, and a bachelors degree from the University of Cincinnati. He has performed with the Baltimore, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh Symphonies, among others, and is a member of the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Theater Orchestras. He has received several awards and scholarships, including the Mellon Predoctoral Fellow, and has written numerous compositions for a wide variety of instruments and voices.
For more information, contact the College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4841, Ext. 3108.