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Philip Wharton to Perform at Hendrix College January 24


CONWAY, Ark. (January 14, 2019) – Guest violinist Philip Wharton will present a recital Thursday, January 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Reves Recital Hall, Trieschmann Fine Arts Building, on the campus of Hendrix College. The event is free and open to the public.

The program will include works by Mozart, Schumann, Wharton, and Stravinsky. Wharton will be assisted by Hendrix music faculty member John Krebs on piano.

Few composer/violinists enjoy such high praise for both of their disciplines as Wharton. Of his playing, The New York Times proclaimed, “a rousing performance!” and The Waterloo Courier wrote, “a golden tone with breathtaking execution.” His compositions, heralded from coast to coast, are described by the New York Concert Review as, “…decidedly contemporary…both engaging and accessible.” The Santa Fe Opera has included his composition work in their apprentice scenes program, the Grammy-nominated Borealis Wind Quintet perform his Quintet on their concert tours, his chamber symphony Passing Season is performed by regional orchestras, and he has appeared in concert with Grammy-nominated soprano Caroline Worra. Other projects include collaborations with authors to create musical settings of their books for children. Recent recordings include Albany Records’ release of his Flute Sonata—performed by flutist Katherine Fink and pianist Rose Grace; Crescent Phase Records’ release of his Woodwind Quintet—performed by the Madera Woodwind Quintet; and Kenneth Thompkins’ (principal, Detroit Symphony Orchestra) recording of his Alto-Trombone Sonata.

For more information on Wharton, visit For more information about the recital, contact Dr. John Krebs, 501-450-1245 or

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit