(September 26, 2019) — The Hendrix Department of Music, the University of
Central Arkansas Department of Music, and the International Horn Society
present Steven Cohen, French horn
artist, on Tuesday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Reves Recital Hall, Trieschmann
Fine Arts Building. The performance is free and open to the public.
The program will
include music by Bozza, Beethoven, Messaien, Naigus, and more. Terrie Shires
will provide piano accompaniment.
Cohen has been
heard internationally as an orchestral, Broadway, and chamber musician. A
freelance horn player based in New York, he is in demand as a recital soloist,
and has been a featured and special guest artist at numerous horn workshops and
events throughout the world. In February 2019, Cohen was featured on WQXR’s
Young Artists Showcase, presenting an internationally broadcast recital. That
appearance marked the first horn recital presented on the program since the
1990s. Cohen was a Special Guest Artist at the 51st International Horn
Symposium, as well as a Contributing Artist at the 45th, 48th and 50th
symposia. From 2010-2012, he was Principal Horn with The New 25th Anniversary
Production of Les Misérables.
A proponent for
the creation of new music, Cohen has commissioned and premiered over 25 works
for horn from a distinguished collective of composers. His debut album, Cruise
Control, features the world premieres of five major works for horn, and has
been heralded as “a musical and technical tour de force.” In addition, Cohen
oversees the NU CORNO ensemble, an ongoing project dedicated to the
commissioning and performance of new works for horn ensemble. The group has been
featured at four International Horn Symposia and introduced over 15 works into
the horn ensemble repertoire.
Cohen’s love of
the horn far extends just being a performer and has presented lectures at the
national and international level. His presentations, “From ON stage to UNDER
it: Transforming from an Orchestral to Pit Hornist,” and “J.S. Bach: An
Exploration of Teaching and Performance Practice,” have made him a popular
speaker at numerous International Horn Symposia, national workshops, and
universities worldwide. In addition to his presentations, Cohen is sought after
as a clinician, presenting master classes at universities throughout the United
States. To learn more, visit www.stevencohenhorn.com.
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 www.hendrix.edu.