Faculty members Timothy Hagen, flute, and Martha Fischer, piano, will present a recital of intimate works by William Bolcom, Shulamit Ran, J. S. Bach, Valerie Coleman, and Ludwig van Beethoven. Because the works on this program were written for small spaces, the audience will be seated on stage with the performers, creating an intimate environment akin to a house concert.
William Bolcom, Housemusic
Shulamit Ran, East Wind
J. S. Bach, Sonata in B minor, BWV 1030
Valerie Coleman, Requiem Milonga
Ludwig van Beethoven, Serenade in D major, Op. 41
Praised for his “technical virtuosity and musical sensitivity” (NewMusicBox) and “real flair” (The Well-Tempered Ear), Timothy Hagen is a laureate of multiple national and international competitions, including the Myrna Brown Artist Competition and Australian International Flute Competition. He is currently Principal Flute of the Dubuque Symphony, was Principal Flute of the Missouri Symphony from 2009-2016, and has performed with orchestras across the country, including the Minnesota Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, and Dallas Wind Symphony. His compositions have won national awards and are performed by musicians throughout North America, and his scholarly work has appeared in the journals of the National Flute Association (USA) and British Flute Society. Dr. Hagen studied at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, University of Southern California, Colburn School, and The University of Texas at Austin, and his teachers include Marianne Gedigian, Jim Walker, Philip Dunigan, Renée Siebert, Tadeu Coelho, Chelsea Czuchra, Felicia McNaught, and Tina Ballard. He is currently on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Mead Witter School of Music, where he teaches flute and performs with the Wingra Wind Quintet.
Martha Fischer is professor of piano and collaborative piano at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. American Record Guide recently wrote: “…she is a marvelous pianist, profound interpreter, and expert collaborator.” She has recorded extensively as a collaborative pianist on the Naxos and Summit labels. A singer as well as pianist, Fischer has performed unique recitals of art song in which she accompanies herself. With her husband, Bill Lutes, she founded Schubert ensembles in Boston and Washington, D.C. Their interpretation of Schubert’s “Fantasie in F minor” was described by the Washington Post as “an energetic performance bursting with heartfelt intensity.” A dedicated teacher, Ms. Fischer has presented papers and served on national panels devoted to the pedagogy of collaborative piano. She also served as artistic and music director of Opera for the Young and on the faculty of the Interlochen Arts Camp. A native of Plymouth, Michigan, Fischer holds degrees in piano from Oberlin College and the New England Conservatory of Music.