CMU Presents First Fall Recital

Oboist Dan Willett returns

Noted oboist Dan Willett will perform the first recital for the Swinney Conservatory of Music at Central Methodist University this fall. The recital will be held Sunday, Aug. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Willie Mae Kountz Recital Hall.

There is no fee and the public is encouraged to attend. The concert includes pieces by Mozart, as adapted by Willett, Paladihle, and Britten.

Supporting Willett in the recital is Natalia Bolshakova on piano. Joining them in the final performance of the evening are Eva Szekely, violin; Leslie Perna, viola; and Darry Dolezal, violoncello.

Willett has served on the MU School of Music faculty since 1982. In addition to numerous solo recitals, he has performed with the St. Louis Symphony, International Double Reed Society, and Missouri Chamber Orchestra, among others. He performs nationally and internationally.

Bolshakova studied at the Moscow Conservatory and at the University of North Texas. She has performed as soloist with orchestras in the United States and Europe.

Szekely, Perna, and Dolezal all have performed internationally, been on both television and radio, and have produced CDs of their work. Szekely earned his bachelor and master degrees at The Juilliard School. Perna has degrees from Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory and Boston University. Dolezal's degrees are from the University of Kansas and the Peabody Conservatory.


Posted August 21, 2013