NWC to host piano and trumpet recital

Northwestern College will host a duo-recital featuring pianist Linda Christensen and trumpeter David Bohnert, faculty members at Nebraska’s Wayne State College, on Friday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.

Christensen is an active clinician, giving frequent presentations for organizations such as the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy and the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). Currently the Nebraska state competitions chair for the MTNA, she has been published in Keyboard Companion and the Piano Pedagogy Forum. Christensen earned a doctoral degree in piano pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s degree in piano performance and pedagogy from Southern Methodist University.

Bohnert has performed with A Touch of Brass and the Northeast Area Jazz Ensemble, in addition to soloing at the International Trumpet Guild convention and the American Guild of Organists conference. The director of Wayne State’s wind ensemble and marching band earned a doctorate in trumpet performance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a master’s in trumpet performance from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and bachelor’s degrees in music and music education at Southeast Missouri State University.

The recital will consist of three duets and three piano solos. Christensen and Bohnert will perform together on Pietro Baldassare’s Sonata No. 1 in F major; movements from Eric Ewazen’s Sonata for Trumpet and Piano; and Afrika, composed by Raffaele Bellafronte. Christensen will solo on Nocturne in Db major, from Frederic Chopin’s Opus 27, No. 2; Maurice Ravel’s Jeau d’eaux; and Rumba, from Frank Sanucci’s Argentinesca