Saturday, November 5, 2016 | 7PM | Hole Memorial Auditorium
Please join us for a wonderful student recital given by senior music major, Megan Evans. She will be collaborating with Dr. Kimo Smith, Director of Keyboard Studies. This event will take place on Saturday evening, November 5 at 7p here in Hole Memorial Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30p. This is a free event. The program will include the following:
Partita III E major BWV 1006 J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Gavotte and Rondeau
Baal Shem (Three Pictures of Chassidic Life) Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)
II Nigun (Improvisation)
Sonata No. 2 Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Megan Evans is currently a senior, clarinet performance major at La Sierra University. Ms. Evans also plays the violin, and Ken Aiso, Jeanne Skrocki, Jason Uyeyama, and Bonnie Bell have instructed her on the violin. She has played in master classes with Joseph Silverstein, Elmar Oliveria, Arturo Delmoni, Toby Appel, Elaine Skorodin, and others. Competing in a number of competitions, she has placed and won spots in them including the VOCE Redlands division and the La Sierra University's Promising Young Artists Competition. Also, she was chosen to perform as soloist in the La Sierra University Concerto Competition in 2015 with the orchestra. Ms. Evans has participated in a number of orchestras, playing both violin and clarinet, also wind ensembles and small chamber ensembles as a member and soloist. She enjoys traveling with her music and hopes to have more opportunities to do so in the future.
Kimo Smith, organist and collaborative pianist, began music studies in his home state of Hawaii at age four. Following his graduation from Hawaiian Mission Academy, he attended the University of Hawaii, La Sierra University, the University of Southern California, and the University of California, Los Angeles. A student of Ladd Thomas at USC, he completed his Bachelor and Master degrees, magna cum laude, in organ performance. He was selected to receive the Organ Department Outstanding Achievement Award on both occasions. He completed his doctoral studies at UCLA in organ performance as a student of Thomas Harmon.
Dr. Smith is a past winner of several competitions sponsored by the American Guild of Organists and Music Teachers National Association. Dr. Smith is currently Associate Professor of Music at La Sierra University and past chair of the Department of Music. He is an active recitalist, performing locally, nationally, and abroad.
As organist, he has appeared as a guest artist with several Southern California orchestras and choral ensembles, including the Glendale Symphony, Riverside County Philharmonic Orchestra, San Bernardino Symphony, Redlands Symphony Orchestra, William Hall Chorale, Los Robles Master Chorale, Angeles Chorale, and Los Angeles Master Chorale. He is featured organist on a 2010 recording of the Los Angeles Master Chorale performing the choral works of emerging young composer, Nico Muhly. This was the first recording of the LAMC in Walt Disney Concert Hall, and their first for the world-renowned Decca label. He was invited to perform two of Muhly’s compositions with the LAMC at the opening concert of their 2012-2013 season.