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2017 Harold Thompson Recital Series

CONWAY, Ark. (January 25, 2017) – The Hendrix College Department of Music’s Harold Thompson Recital Series will host a guest artist recital Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m., in Reves Recital Hall.

The recital will feature University of Wisconsin-Madison music professors Paul Rowe, baritone, and Martha Fischer, piano, performing works by Robert Schumann, Maurice Ravel, and Scott Gendel.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Hendrix College music professor Dr. Andrew Morgan at 501-450-1248 or

About the Guest Artists

Paul Rowe is Professor of Voice at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under conductor Seiji Ozawa, American Ballet Theater, Smithsonian Chamber Players, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and the Waverly Consort. He has also sung at the Aspen Music Festival and Marlboro Music Festival. In 2000, he founded the Madison Early Music Festival, for which he continues to serve as artistic director. He previously taught at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Vanderbilt University. He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

Martha Fischer is Professor of Piano and head of collaborative piano studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has performed internationally alongside many highly accomplished singers and instrumentalists, including soprano Julia Faulkner, tubist John Stevens, and euphonium player Demondrae Thurman. She regularly performs piano music for four hands with her husband, pianist Bill Lutes. Additionally, the couple both excel as singers and interpreters of Gilbert & Sullivan and have performed revues of their music. She holds degrees from Oberlin College and the New England Conservatory of Music.

About Hendrix College

Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas. Founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884, Hendrix is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges and is nationally recognized in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings for academic quality, community, innovation, and value. For more information, visit