VALPARAISO | Horn player John Schreckengost and harpist Kara Bershad will play a recital at Valparaiso University on Monday, November 4 with the title, "A Little Night Music: From Strauss to Sondheim".
The recital, which will be performed at 7:30 pm in the Duesenberg Recital Hall in the Valparaiso University Center for the Arts, has a theme of music for evening or night. It will open with Franz Strauss's Nocturno, Op. 7, and will close with "Send in the Clowns" from Stephen Sondheim's musical "A Little Night Music". The recital will also include John Screckengost's arrangement of Debussy's "Reverie", and three more works by Bernard Andrès, Lili Boulanger, and Felix Treiber.
John Schreckengost teaches horn at Valparaiso University and Concordia University Chicago. He was named principal horn of the Northwest Indiana Symphony in 1991, and has had an extensive career performing and arranging music. He was a member of the jury for the University Division of the 2007 International Horn Competition of America, and was on the Board of Advisors for McGraw-Hill's production of the third edition of Katherine Charlton's "Experience Music!", one of the standard texts for teaching music appreciation nationwide.
Kara Bershad is Professor of Harp at North Park University and the Moody Bible Institute and has founded Tick Tock Publications which publishes chamber music arrangements for harp. She is principal harpist of the Northwest Indiana Symphony and also performs with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Ravinia Festival Orchestra, and the Grant Park Symphony. Some of her celebrity credits include Barry Manilow, Julie Andrews, Art Garfunkel, Johnny Mathis, Aretha Franklin, the Moody Blues, and Kansas.
The recital is free and open to the public. Visit www.valpo.edu/music/performances for more information.