Marietta College’s Dr. Amy Yekel and Merewyn Weinkauf will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m., Friday, January 24th, in the Alma McDonough Auditorium. The recital is free and open to the public.
Music performed will include sets by Richard Strauss, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Antonin Dvorák and Richard Wagner. The performance will also feature a premiere of a new art song by theory professor Dr. Andy Francis.
Yekel and Weinkauf have collaborated together for several years, and being a dramatic soprano, Yekel finds that late Romantic opera and art song fits her voice type the best.
“It is wonderful to work with a vocalist who has the range to sing these late Romantic pieces. Rachmaninoff and Dvorak are two of my favorite composers and I’m excited to perform their music with Dr. Yekel,” Weinkauf said.
Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy back in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,200 full-time students. The College offers more than 50 majors and is consistently ranked as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation’s best by Forbes.com. Marietta was selected seventh in the nation according to the Brookings Institution’s rankings of colleges by their highest value-added, regardless of major. Marietta College has also been named a Great College to Work For two consecutive years (2018 and 2019).