Gustavus Presents Flutist John Samuel Roper Recital Posted on February 26th, 2008 by

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College will present a faculty flute recital by John Samuel Roper, Saturday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. Roper’s recital will be presented with pianist Jieun Kim and bassoonist Ann Pesavento. The performance in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall is free and open to the public.

John Samual Roper is in his second year as instructor of flute at Gustavus. In addition to a busy private lesson schedule, he is an accomplished and active recitalist. Jieum Kim is currently completing her doctoral studies in collaborative piano at the University of Minnesota and is a sought after pianist in the Metro area. Bassoonist Ann Pesavento is professor of music at Gustavus and a long-time member of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra.

Saturday’s program opens with Bach’s Sonata in E Major, BWV 1035, followed by the flute/bassoon duet Bachianas Brasilieras No. 6, written by Heitor Villa-Lobos. Roper returns after intermission to present Phillipe Gaubert’s Sonate pour Flute et Piano and concludes with the Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op. 14 by Robert Muczynski.

A reception for the musicians will follow Saturday’s recital. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.


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