October 14, 2018

Guest Recital: Marcia Henry Liebenow, violin and Andrea Molina, piano
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: COFAC Recital Hall
FREE and open to the public.


Sonata in G Major, KV 301 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Allegro

Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22 - Clara Schumann
I. Andante molto
II. Allegretto
III. Leidenschaftlich schnell

Five Madrigal Stanzas - Bohuslav Martinu
I. Moderato
II. Poco allegretto
III. Andante moderato
IV. Scherzando: Poco allegro
V. Poco allegro


Sonata No. 2 in G for Violin and Piano, Op. 13 - Edvard Grieg
I. Lento doloroso - Allegro vivace
II. Allegretto tranquillo
III. Allegro animato

Marcia Henry Liebenow is Concertmaster of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and teaches violin, viola, and chamber music at Bradley. She leads a multi-faceted career as a recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist. Recently featured on American Public Radio’s Performance Today national broadcast, Marcia has also appeared as soloist with the Samara Philharmonic Symphony in Russia, performed in Italy, Germany, Ireland, and Wales, and across the United States as soloist with orchestras and in recital. She is a founding member of the Concordia String Trio. The Trio’s American Vistas CD was released in August 2018, and its Viennese String Trios CD was released in 2017. Her third CD, of the Grieg Violin Sonatas with internationally acclaimed pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi, is also on the Centaur label.

Marcia is a faculty artist at the Red Lodge Music Festival in Montana, the Birch Creek Music Festival in Wisconsin, has presented violin master classes at the ARIA International Summer Academy, and performed at festivals in Vermont, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Alaska. Her work has been recognized with the Outstanding Studio Teacher Award from Illinois ASTA, the Distinguished Alumni Award from Ohio University, and 25 Women in Leadership Award by the Peoria Chamber of Commerce, and honored by Arts Partners of Central Illinois for her community involvement. She earned her Graduate Diploma in Violin Performance from the New England Conservatory where she studied with James Buswell and served as his teaching assistant, and her Master and Bachelor degrees with Highest Honors from Ohio University. www.marciahenry.com

As a pianist and collaborative artist, Andrea Molina has been an official accompanist for the International Double Reed Society’s convention, the NATS Intern Workshop, and the Nashville Symphony Chorus and has served as the principal pianist for the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera Quad Cities, the Peoria Ballet, and the Peoria Symphony where she has appeared as guest soloist. She has been a guest lecturer at the MENC international conference in Costa Rica and has given master classes and recitals throughout Europe and North and Central America.

Currently, Andrea is the principal pianist for the Heartland Festival Orchestra and the owner and master teacher of Molina Piano Studio. She performs in the Centaur label release String Chamber Music of Rebecca Clarke; the New World release Our Beauties Are Not Our Own, the music of Paul Paccione; and Expressions with saxophonist Keith Zimmerman.

As a conductor and music director, Andrea Molina has led opera productions and outreach/educational initiatives for Opera New England (a division of Boston Lyric Opera) and Opera Illinois. She served as the conductor and musical director for the Muddy River Opera Company's production of Madama Butterfly which featured internationally acclaimed dramatic soprano Michèle Crider and as the Chorusmaster for the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre production which was broadcast on Iowa Public Television. Andrea has served on the faculties of the Schlern Music Festival and the Orfeo Music Festival, both in the Italian Alps, where she conducted the festival orchestras and taught collaborative playing. Andrea has enjoyed music directing three summers at Corn Stock Theatre and returns to the same venue to direct the productions of Fun Home at the Winter Playhouse this February and Ragtime summer 2019.

Related Web Site: Bradley University - Marcia Henry Liebenow, viola
Contact Information:
 Joanie Herbert
 Phone: 309-298-1843
 Email: JE-Herbert@wiu.edu
Source: School of Music

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