The Tabor College Department of Music will host a Chamber Recital at 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 13 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. The concert is free and open to the public.
Tabor Professor of Piano Sheila Litke will be joined by musicians Adrienne Dougherty, violin; Camille Burrow, cello; and Jordan Robert, French horn, in performing “Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 110” by Robert Schumann and “Horn Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 40” by Johannes Brahms.
“It is always a pleasure to perform with wonderful musicians,” Litke said, “and to be able to work on such great pieces is even better. These pieces are very challenging for all the performers, but also some of the most rewarding.”
Litke chose to perform these two pieces of music for a specific reason.
“Both pieces on the program are uniquely connected in that Brahms was ‘discovered’ by Schumann,” Litke added. “They were very close throughout Schumann’s life. After Schumann’s death, Brahms maintained contact with Clara, Schumann’s wife, encouraging her to perform Schumann’s music, thus keeping it in the repertoire.”
Litke has been the professor of piano and piano pedagogy at Tabor since 2000. She was named Distinguished Faculty at Tabor College for the 2007-2008 school year. She holds degrees from the University of Kansas, University of Colorado and Houghton College. She has also studied in Germany and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, England.
Dougherty is a retired instrumental music teacher in the Wichita Public Schools where she has taught for 32 years. She is beginning her 45th season performing with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, as well as serving as concertmaster for Music Theatre of Wichita for 44 years. In addition, she has served over 20 years as concertmaster of the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra. She is also Tabor’s concertmaster for orchestral works.
Burrow plays with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and teaches strings/orchestra at Allison Magnet Middle School in Wichita. Along with Dougherty, she plays for Tabor’s annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah” and other spring concerts.
Robert performs with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Music Theater Wichita and for Tabor during spring concerts. He is also a French horn adjunct instructor at Tabor.
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