Women Composers Shine at Faculty Recital

Han Soo Kim

Han Soo Kim

The spring 2017 Westmont Faculty Recital features works by women composers Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Dean Chapel on lower campus. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Westmont Music Department at (805) 565-6040.

“We will be recognizing the significant contribution these women have made to the concert repertoire over the past two centuries,” says Sara Rockabrand, Westmont adjunct voice instructor since 2011. “The concert will also provide the opportunity to pay special tribute to Santa Barbara composer Emma Lou Diemer, who has been an inspiration and a close friend to Westmont music faculty and students for many years.”

The program will include music by Diemer, Clara Schumann, Amy Beech, Katherine Hoover and recent alumna Emily Rutherford ’15.

Steve Hodson

Steve Hodson

Performers include Han Soo Kim, an award-winning and internationally accomplished violinist, who has performed at the Boston Symphony Hall, Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

Steve Hodson, professor of music, will perform preludes and fugues by Schumann. Hodson directs the keyboard studies program at Westmont and choral ensembles and serves as organist at First United Methodist Church. He also conducts the Santa Barbara Master Chorale. He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Colorado, Boulder.