Denison Faculty Recital Features Violinist Butler
Posted: March 19, 2004
Laurel Butler, an affiliated music instructor in Denison University's department of music and a member of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, will play a recital at 8 p.m. on Friday (March 26) in Burke Recital Hall (240 W. Broadway). She will be joined by Assistant Professor Andrew Carlson of the Denison faculty on violin and Tracy Cowden of Ohio Wesleyan University on piano. The recital is free and open to the public.
On the program will be Shostakovich duets for two violins and piano, a Henry Wieniawski "Polonaise in D Major" and a capriccio-waltz, a lullaby by Karol Szymanowski, three American pieces by Lukas Foss, and "Limerock" arranged for two violins by Mark O'Connor.
Butler, who also is principal second violinist of the Columbus Bach Ensemble, teaches private lessons, music history and co-directs the Denison University Orchestra. She has also served on the faculty of Ohio State University for six years. Prior to that, she was a member of the Rackham String Quartet, which performed all over the U.S. and abroad. Butler continues an active performing schedule in the U.S. and Europe and frequently gives solo and chamber music recitals in Poland, where presenters ask for Polish and American pieces.
Butler earned degrees from Oberlin College and Conservatory, Wichita State University, the University of Michigan and the Eastman School of Music.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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