‘Live on the Lake’ Concerts Featuring Global Music Styles

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Pianist Clare Longendyke

As part of the Discovery Music Series, Bloomington-based classical pianist Clare Longendyke will be featured in a Live on the Lake show Wednesday, April 17, in the White Chapel.

Rose-Hulman’s new Discovery Music Series will feature two upcoming free Live on the Lake events in the college’s White Chapel that showcase classical and contemporary music traditions of Europe, North America and India.

The new series is providing high-quality live musical performances for the community, according to David Chapman, Rose-Hulman’s assistant professor of music. Musicians will talk directly to the audience during each performance, making connections between their art and their listeners, many of whom are experiencing live music for the first time.

Award-winning pianist Clare Longendyke of Bloomington, Ind., is being featured Wednesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel. She will be presenting traditional solo piano favorites by Russian composer and virtuoso pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff, contemporary works by Canadian-born composer Vivian Fung, and several rare concert pieces by Italian pianist and film music composer Giovanni “Nino” Rota. Those music pieces connect with a Music of Film and Video Games course Chapman is teaching this spring.

Longendyke has performed solo and chamber music recitals across Europe and North America, and has premiered over 50 new musical works since 2012. She earned first place honors in the Philharmonic Society of Arlington's Young Artist Competition, the Schubert Club of Minnesota's Scholarship Competition, the National Society of Arts & Letters Instrumental Competition and the Indiana University Piano Concerto Competition.

A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Longendyke has been a featured soloist in the Fazioli Piano Series (Los Angeles) and the Silvermine Artist Series (Connecticut), is a founding member of three classical musical duos, and is the pianist and administrative director of Calliope’s Call, a Boston-based art song performance group. She has musical degrees from the Boston University College of Fine Arts, the École Normale de Musique in Paris, France, and IU’s Jacobs School of Music, where she is pursuing a doctorate in music.

A show April 28 in the chapel will spotlight traditional Indian music and dance, being performed by Rose-Hulman students Vibha Alangar, Amol Agarwal and Shriraj Rohokale. The show, starting at 5 p.m., brings together topics being taught in Chapman’s Musics of the Global South course this spring. A reception featuring authentic Indian food will follow the performance.

Alangar, a graduate student studying computer science and software engineering, has trained in the Bharatanatyam dance tradition. Agarwal, a junior majoring in chemical engineering and chemistry, sings in classical and contemporary Indian styles. Rohokale, a junior mechanical engineering student, plays the tabla drums.

No advanced tickets are needed for any of the shows, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis.
The White Chapel is located on the west edge of the Rose-Hulman campus, overlooking a large pond – an appropriate setting for the Live on the Lake shows. There is parking available near the building.

Shows within the Discovery Music Series are being sponsored by Rose-Hulman’s Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and the Arts, the Center for Global Engagement, and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

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