EMU Junior to Give Recital

Nathan G. Bontrager Nathan G. Bontrager

An Eastern Mennonite University junior will present a recital for solo cello and piano-cello duo 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU.

Nathan G. (Nate) Bontrager, a music education and cello performance major from Akron, Pa., will play the “D minor suite for Unaccompanied Cello” by J.S. Bach, one of six suites the German composer wrote for the cello.

He will also perform “A Major Sonata for Cello and Piano” by Ludwig Van Beethoven, Robert Schumann’s “Three Fantasty Pieces” for cello and piano and “Seven Spanish Folksongs” by Manuel de Falla, transcribed for cello.

Bontrager will be accompanied on piano by Monica Hochstetler Carlson, an instructor in the Preparatory Music Program at EMU.

Bontrager is a member of the EMU Chamber Singers, the EMU Orchestra, the EMU Piano Trio, the EMU Jazz Quintet and leads worship for the Sunday evening “Celebration” service on campus. He also teaches in the Preparatory Music Program.

Admission to the program is free. Donations are welcomed for the EMU music student scholarship fund.