By Kathryn Kopchik
LEWISBURG, Pa. — Two pianists — Barry Hannigan and Eun Ae Baik-Kim — will join two percussionists — Barry Dove and Chris Rose — in a free concert Sunday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University.
The program, which is funded by the Kushell Music Endowment, will include "Schumann's Andante and Variations, Ravel's La Valse and Bartok's masterpiece, Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion," according to Hannigan, professor of music at Bucknell.
"Pianist Eun Ae Baik-Kim is on the faculty of Dickinson College; Chris Rose is in the Marine Band at the White House; and Barry Dove is a top Washington, D.C., freelancer. All are phenomenal players," he said.
Known for his performances throughout the United States and in Europe, Hannigan had his New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall and his European debut at the Edvard Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway.
Since joining the faculty at Bucknell in 1978, he has presented more than 100 concerts on campus.
On the roster of Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, for three years he toured Pennsylvania promoting works by living Pennsylvania composers, underwritten by grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Dozens of his performances have been aired on National Public Radio affiliate stations across the United States.
Baik-Kim, who appeared as a soloist with Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra at age 16, has won numerous competitions including the Chautauqua Piano Competition and Concurso par Jovens Solistas. She teaches piano and chamber music in the Performance Studies program and collaborates on many faculty recitals and student performances.
Dove is the principal percussionist of the Washington Contemporary Music Forum, principal timpanist of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and a section percussion player with Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. A vibraphonist and founder of the Barry Dove Jazz Quartet and Global Percussion Trio, he is percussion instructor at University of Maryland Baltimore County and Loyola College. He performs on a four and one-half octave Kori Marimba, for which he has premiered 21 new works in the past 15 years, 13 of which were commissioned for him. He records for National Geographic Explorer Channel, The Discovery Channel, a PBS special with Wynton Marsalis, Denyce Graves, Take 6, Patti LaBelle and numerous radio and television jingles.
Rose has been the principal percussionist with the Harrisburg Symphony since 1998 and a percussionist since 1997 with "The President's Own" United States Marine Band. He has performed with symphonies throughout the United States. He spent five years as percussionist for Andy William at his Moon River Theater in Branson, Mo., also touring extensively throughout the United States, Japan, Korea, and Indonesia. He was a founding member of the Continuum Percussion Quartet, whose debut album on New World Records was nominated for a Grammy award in 1990.
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