Dordt College News

Violin performance Sunday, Feb. 29

February 18, 2004

Violinist Erika (Van Den Hul) Hoogeveen will perform at the B.J. Haan Auditorium on the campus of Dordt College Sunday, Feb. 29, at 2:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Erika Hoogeveen

A Dordt College graduate in 2002, Hoogeveen is the daughter of Herman and Dawn Van Den Hull, Sioux Center. She is currently studying for her master's degree in violin performance and Suzuki Pedagogy at the University of Minnesota School of Music. Her violin teacher is the nationally and internationally acclaimed Sally O'Reilly. Hoogeveen’s Suzuki Pedagogy instructor is Mark Bjork, who began the Suzuki program at MacPhail School of Music in Minneapolis and also studied for many years under Dr. Suzuki himself.

In addition to work towards her masters degree, Hoogeveen teaches violin lessons at St. Joseph's School of Music in St. Paul and violin and viola lessons at Dordt College. This semester she is also principal viola for Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra.

For her recital, Hoogeveen will play “Sonata No. 2 in D Major” for violin and piano by Sergei Prokofiev; “Sonata No. 2 in A Minor” for unaccompanied violin by J. S. Bach; and “Poeme” by Ernest Chausson.

The Prokofiev sonata was originally written for flute, and then transcribed to violin by Prokofiev at the request of Russian violinist David Oistrak. The Bach sonata was written by Bach to sound as if the violin is accompanying itself. The melodies can be heard drifting in and out, moving through all of the voices, a beautiful work that needs no accompaniment. Finally, “Poeme” is a one-movement work, written as a virtuosic violin solo with orchestra.

For more information contact the Dordt College Alumni Office at 722-6028.

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