West Virginia University professor William Haller will present a faculty recitalMusic for Organ and StringThursday, Oct. 30, at the Creative Arts Center.
The concert, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre.
The program includes music by J.S. Bach, Herman Schroeder, William Lloyd Webber, Leo Sowerby, Bernard Lorenziti and Walter Piston.
The concert will feature several faculty members and students from the WVU music programassistant professor Mikylah McTeer and student Seung Hee Yeo, violin; assistant professor Maggie Snyder, viola; professor William Skidmore, cello; associate professor Andrew Kohn, bass; and Haller, organ.
Haller, professor of organ and organ literature, often presents a special organ recital at the Creative Arts Center on Halloween. Although the concert is not on Oct. 31 this year, he said audience members may feel free to wear costumes. There will be a Halloween reception after the concert in the main lobby.
Haller received his doctorate from North Texas State University and both his masters and bachelors degrees from the Eastman School of Music. He is the former organist for the Columbus Symphony and Columbus Symphony Chorus. He won the National Organ Playing Competition in Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1965 and tied for second place at the International Organ Playing Competition in Chartres, France, in 1974.
For more information, contact the College of Creative Arts at 304-293-4841 ext. 3108.