Faculty Artist Series

Luther College professors of music perform Feb. 10

Luther College Professors Spencer Martin, viola, and Nicholas Shaneyfelt, piano, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, in the Noble Recital Hall in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

The program, "Gems Rediscovered", includes selections from Paul Juon's Sonata in D Major for Viola and Piano, Op. 15, Ernest Walker's Sonata in C Major for Viola and Piano, Op. 29, Benjamin Dale's Suite in D Minor for Viola and Piano, Op. 2, and Robert Fuchs' Sonata in D Minor for Viola and Piano, Op. 86.

The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

In addition to the performance at Luther, the duo will travel to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Minnesota, and to the I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan, Poland to perform the program. They will perform at the Morphy Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at the Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall at the University of Minnesota at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. Both performances are open to the public with no charge for admission. They will also perform at a stop in Poland.

Luther is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the nation, with six choirs, three orchestras, three bands, two jazz bands and more than 800 student musicians. Luther students participate in large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. Nearly 275 music majors study music theory, ear training, history, education, composition, jazz, church music and performance.

Spencer Martin (left) and Nicholas Shaneyfelt (right)