Faculty of the Hamilton Collegemusic department will present a recital on Friday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. Theperformance will include works by Beethoven, Brahms and American composers, andwill take place in Wellin Hall of the Schambach Center. It is free and open tothe general public.

The concert will feature E. Michael Richards, clarinet; Steven Heyman, piano;and Richard Eckert, cello. They will perform Drake Mabry's Street Criesfor solo clarinet, George Crumb's Sonata for Violoncello, "TheAlcotts" from Charles Ives' Piano Sonata No. 2 and trios ofBeethoven (opus 11) and Brahms (opus 114).

E. Michael Richards is an an associate professor of music. He has appeared asa concerto soloist with the Syracuse Symphony, and has performed at recitals atthe International Clarinet Festival in Paris. Richards has been recognized forhis work with a U.S./Japan Creative Artist Fellowship jointly sponsored by theNational Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Japan Friendship. He hasperformed at the International Asian Composers Forum and the InternationalModern Music Festival in Japan. He has recorded on the Opus One, NEUMA andNinewinds labels.

Heyman is a lecturer in piano. He received his bachelor's and master'sdegrees from the Juilliard School, and has performed throughout the U.S.,Canada and Europe. In 1994, he was the top American and fourth laureate inthe prestigious Palm Beach International Piano Competition. He has wonnumerous awards in other national and international competitions and isscheduled to perform at Carnegie Hall in February 1997.

Eckert is Hamilton's director of string chamber music and teaches cello atColgate University. He has performed extensively in the Northeast and ismember of the Rochester-based Orchard Hill Ensemble. He has appeared with theSyracuse Society for New Music and has performed as a soloist on radiobroadcasts.

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