by Public Relations Office—Cedarville, Ohio
Cedarville, Ohio—“Just a little crazy” is how Dr. John Mortensen, Cedarville University professor of piano, describes some of the selections for his upcoming chamber music recital.
Mortensen and assistant professor of music Jun Kim will perform sonatas by Mozart and Brahms and a trio for violin, cello and piano by Shostakovich. The cellist will be Saerom Kwon, a visiting professor from Murray State University in Kentucky.
Mortensen calls chamber music “a conversation”. He explains, “There is no conductor, so musicians have to plan every move beforehand or on the spot through mental telepathy.” Audience members would do well to note the lack of a drummer. Mortensen says this challenges players to “create a flexible pulse that must be both free and completely synchronized.”