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Volume 26, Number 2 — February 2019

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Valentine’s-themed recital for music lovers to feature ETSU faculty, guest artists
From left: Hawthorne, Herd and Park

Valentine’s-themed recital for music lovers to feature ETSU faculty, guest artists

Date(s):  February 15, 2019
Venue: East Tennessee State University
807 University Pky.

Johnson City, TN 37614

JOHNSON CITY — Music lovers are invited to enjoy a Valentine’s Day-themed chamber music recital, “In the Name of Love,” presented by the East Tennessee State University Department of Music Friday, Feb. 15.

Performers include pianist Dr. Esther Park and cellist Dr. Sean Hawthorne of the ETSU Department of Music faculty, along with violinist Geoff Herd of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

The trio performs Mozart’s “Piano Trio in G Major,” Clara Schumann’s “Three Romances for Violin and Piano” and Mendelssohn’s “Piano Trio No. 1.”

Park is an assistant professor of piano and artistic director of the Pre-College Program in the ETSU Department of Music. She was educated at the Juilliard School in New York, where she attended Pre-College and earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees. She also holds an artist diploma, master’s degree and doctor of musical arts degree from the Yale School of Music. Park and her sister, Sun-A Park, also a pianist, form the award-winning Duo Amadeae and have performed recitals in major venues in the U.S., Europe, South America and Asia.

Hawthorne joined the ETSU faculty in 2018 as an assistant professor of cello after receiving his doctorate from Stony Brook University. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Juilliard and a master’s degree from the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, and has performed with major U.S. and European orchestras.

Herd, a lecturer of violin in the UT School of Music, has given performances in the United States, Latin America and Asia as a recitalist and chamber musician. He was a founding member of the contemporary music ensemble Vicennium Void, and is the founder and director of the annual Geneva Music Festival in the Finger Lakes region of New York. He is a doctoral candidate at the Rice University Shepherd School of Music.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Brown Hall auditorium. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and free for students with ID.

For more information, contact the Department of Music at 423-439-4276 or For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.

Topics: Music

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