“An Evening of English Music,” viola and piano recital

  • on 8 Oct 2012
  • St. Luke’s Chapel

Violist Hillary Herndon and pianist Bernadette Lo (visiting assistant professor of music) will present a guest artist/faculty recital at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in St. Luke’s Chapel. The duo recently celebrated the release of the album “La Viola” through MSR Classics. The two-disc set (available through Amazon & Arkivmusic) features rare works for viola and piano by women composers of the 20th century. 

Hillary Herndon is known for her brilliant playing, insightful teaching and creative programming that draws from multiple disciplines. Her performances have been broadcast on NPR and PBS, and she has collaborated with some of the world’s foremost artists, including Carol Wincenc, James VanDermark and Itzhak Perlman. She was on the faculty at the Round Top Festival Institute in Texas and currently serves as assistant professor of viola at the University of Tennessee, where she is the founder of the annual Viola Celebration. In addition, she has taught regularly at Sewanee Summer Music Festivals and Viola Winter Intensive.

The recital program, “An Evening of English Music,” will feature works by English composers Bax, Britten, Bowen and Vaughan-Williams. This event is free and open to the public.