OTTUMWA – The public is invited to a classical music recital by an Iowa City trio in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church in Ottumwa on Sunday, August 19 at 2:00 PM. The trio is composed of Dr. William LaRue Jones, Conductor of the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra, on bassoon; Dr. Ksenia Nosikova, Professor of Piano at the University of Iowa, on piano; and Ksenia’s daughter Katya Moeller on violin.
The trio will perform the Barber Violin Concerto, Polonaise in D Major by Wieniawski and Piano Trio No. 1 by Beethoven. The selections by Barber and Wieniawski will feature Katya Moeller, accompanied by her mother, and the Beethoven selection will feature all three musicians. Admission is by free-will offering with proceeds benefiting the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Jones is “one of the most active and versatile symphonic conductors in America today” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune). Jones was principal bassoon of the Minnesota Opera and Minnesota Ballet, and was first call associate with the Minnesota Orchestra and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for over 15 seasons.
Dr. Ksenia Nosikova has been praised for “impressive musicianship” and “refined sensibility and exquisite pianism, fascinating to watch and hear” by the Boston Globe and New York Concert Reviews. Among her numerous critically acclaimed recordings are the complete Years of Pilgrimage by Franz Liszt, called an “outstanding achievement” by Classics Today.
Katya Moeller is a 9th grade student in the Iowa City School district. She is an outstanding violinist who is proficient beyond her years, according to Dr. Jones.
This will be a wonderful opportunity for Ottumwa and southeast Iowa to experience an outstanding classical trio. Refreshments will be served following the recital in the First Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.