The community is invited to the violin and organ recital of Dordt University senior Karli Vreugdenhil. The free recital will be held on Friday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. A public reception will follow.
The full range of the violin will be exhibited in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, with its virtuosic passages and cadenza featuring saltando bowing. Paul Schoenfield’s Café Music includes swing and jazz-like rhythms and a variety of musical styles, such as light classical and Broadway. Another highlight of the recital is Jehan Alain’s Litanies; the theme stated at the beginning continues uninterrupted and includes complex harmonies, representing the ascent of faith. Vreugdenhil will be accompanied by Dordt University senior Isabel Alsum of Lakeville, Minnesota. She will be joined on a piano trio by Dordt University seniors Aaron Galloway of Pella, Iowa (cello) and Joya Schreurs of Sioux Center, Iowa (piano).
Vreugdenhil, of Orange City, Iowa, is majoring in K-12 Instrumental Music Education. She has studied organ with Carrie Groenewold and violin with Lisa Miedema since 2020. Vreugdenhil plays violin in the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra and the Dordt University Chamber Orchestra and accompanies the Dordt University Wind Symphony on piano. She participated in the 2019 Iowa All-State Orchestra and is the 2023-2024 recipient of the Roossien Organ Scholarship and the Carol Lee Zylstra Memorial Church Music Scholarship.
To learn more about Dordt University’s music program, visit www.dordt.edu/music.
About Dordt University
As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, Dordt University equips students, faculty, alumni, and the broader community to work toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life. Located in Sioux Center, Iowa, Dordt is a comprehensive university named to the best college lists by U.S. News and World Report, Wall Street Journal, Times Higher Education, Forbes.com, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review.