Violist To Perform At Baylor Feb. 21

Feb. 20, 2003

by Richard Veit

Peter Slowik will present a guest recital at Baylor University at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in Meadows Recital Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. Pianist James Howsmon, who is on the piano faculty of the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, will also perform.

Slowik serves as chairman of the string department and professor of viola at Oberlin. His recordings appear on the Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi/BMG, American Grammophon, Erato and Cedille labels. An active chamber musician, he has performed with cellists Anner Bylsma and Leonard Rose, the Mirecourt Trio, the Saint Petersburg and Vermeer Quartets, the Smithsonian Chamber Players and members of the Cleveland, Chester, Orford and Smithson Quartets. Past orchestral associations include service as principal violist of the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra, Concertante di Chicago, American Sinfonietta and the Wichita Symphony Orchestra.

The Baylor program will open with Bohemian composer Andreas Lidl's Sonata in D major and then the six Rumanian Folk Dances by Béla Bartók. Also to be heard are George Gershwin's Three Preludes and the Élégie by Belgian violinist/composer Henri Vieuxtemps.

Following intermission, the program will close with the Viola Sonata in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1 of Johannes Brahms.

This recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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