Violist Steven Kruse will present a recital at West Virginia Universitys Creative Arts Center at 8:15 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 11) in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall.
He will be joined by Carol Beall on piano and Penny Thompson Kruse on violin.
The recital is free and open to the public.
The program includesWondrous Love, Variations for Viola and Pianoby WVU Composer-in-Residence John Beall;Sonata for Viola and Pianoby George Rochberg;Sessions II for Violin and Violaby William Bolcom;Suite for Violin and Violaby Maurice Gardner; andMontana Music: Fantasy on a Chorale Tune for Violin and Violaby David Maslanka.
Kruse, a visiting assistant professor on the WVU music faculty, also serves as special instructor in viola at the University of Windsor, Canada, and performs as principal viola of the Windsor Symphony in Ontario and the Flint Symphony in Michigan.
He performed for six years as principal viola with the Kansas City Symphony and for four seasons as principal viola of the Kansas City Camerata, appearing as soloist with both groups. Kruse served on the faculty of the Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri, Kansas City, for twelve years. He earned bachelors and masters degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and a doctorate from Ball State University.
Penny Thompson Kruse serves as associate professor of violin at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, and was previously on the faculty of William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, for eight years. She received her training at Northwestern and Yale Universities and earned a doctorate in violin performance from the Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Beall teaches in an independent piano studio in Morgantown. She is also active as a performer, regularly performing with the Monongahela Trio, as well as in other solo and chamber music venues. She has served on the faculties of Eastern Illinois University, Fairmont State University, WVU , and The Interlochen Center for the Arts.
For more information, contact the College of Creative Arts, 304-293-4841, ext. 3108.