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“Between Two Worlds” to feature flutist Robin Kani and pianist Martha Schrempel
Bethlehem, Pa., February 7, 2007—Moravian College will present the faculty recital “Between Two Worlds” by Robin Kani, artist/lecturer (flute), and Martha Schrempel, artist/lecturer (piano) on Friday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Peter Hall.
The artists will perform four pieces – “Duo for Flute and Piano” by Aaron Copland, “Sonata in A major” by César Franck, “Between Two Worlds (Ukiyo-e III), Five Images for Flute and Piano” by George Rochberg, and “Introductions and Variations” by Franz Schubert, otherwise known as “Trochne Blumen” from Die Schöne Müllerin, Op. 160. Selections will feature a wide array of tempos and moods of music.
Kani made her debut at Carnegie Recital Hall as a winner of the Artists' International Chamber Music Award. She has performed throughout the Eastern United States, Mexico, Germany, Spain, the Czech Republic, England, and Scotland to critical acclaim. She is an avid chamber musician as well as a soloist performer. Kani has appeared in recital with piano, guitar, wind quintet, organ, electronic media, strings, voice, harpsichord, harp, and percussion. Her collaborations with Poetica Musica (voice, piano, and flute) have taken her on three concert tours of the Czech Republic, including appearances at the international Janacek Festival and benefit performances for the restoration of the world's oldest Baroque Theatre, located in Castle Krumlov on the river Moldau. Kani currently is principal flutist of the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, Allentown Symphony, Bethlehem Bach Festival Orchestra, and Pennsylvania Sinfonia. As an orchestral player she has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mexico City Opera, The State Orchestra of Mexico, the Philharmonia Virtuosi of New York, and as principal flute with Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Philadelphia Ballet, Reading and Harrisburg Symphonies. She serves on the faculties of Moravian College and Lehigh University. She is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, the University of Michigan, and the Juilliard School of the Performing Arts where she received her Master of Music degree studying with the renowned flutist Samuel Baron.
Schrempel is a graduate of Vassar College and the Juilliard School in New York, where she studied with the legendary piano teacher, Rosina Lhevinne. As a soloist and accompanist to both singers and instrumentalists, she has appeared in such festival and series as the Beethoven Festival in New York, the National Gallery of Art Chamber Music Series in Washington, DC, the Moravian Music Festival in North Carolina, and Musikfest in Pennsylvania. She has played with Kani on National Public Radio, and has concertized widely in the U.S., Caribbean, and Europe. Schrempel has toured the Czech Republic four times with New York-based Poetica Musica, performing in several international festivals, including the South Bohemia and Janácek festivals. She has performed with numerous orchestras in the United States, and is principal keyboardist in the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra and the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra. She has performed also and given master classes in Bulgaria and Albania as part of State Department tours. Schrempel is on the piano faculty of Moravian College and is a doctoral student at Temple University, studying with Harvey Wedeen.
General admission is $15; students and senior citizens $10. Peter Hall is located at the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus, at the corner of Main and Church Streets in Historic Bethlehem.
Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.