Recital kicks off H-SC academic year

Published 9:08 am Thursday, September 10, 2015

On Wednesday, the Hampden-Sydney College Department of Fine Arts will present a faculty recital featuring music by Salvage, Liszt, Korngold, Cesti, and Respighi and texts by Christina Rossetti, Shakespeare, and D’Annunzio.

The show will include Dr. Helena von Rueden, mezzo soprano, and Dr. R. David Salvage, piano.

Dr. von Rueden is an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts & director of Men’s Chorus. She holds a B.A. from Harvard University, a M.M. and D.M.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her doctoral research explored the use of figurative language and narrative to influence vocal technique, musical expressivity, and group collaboration in collegiate choral rehearsals. She joined the faculty at Hampden-Sydney in 2014 and teaches a variety of music theory, musicology, and performance classes.

Dr. R. David Salvage

Dr. R. David

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Dr. Salvage is an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts with a B.A. from Harvard University and  M.Mus. from the Manhattan School of Music. He also holds a M.Phil. and Ph.D. from the City University of New York. He is a composer and pianist who has taught at Hampden-Sydney College since 2009. His current projects include the score for the independent film Thank You, Cabbage (directed by Mitchell Magee) and a suite for pianist Riccardo Foti. 

The concert, free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Crawley Forum.  This recital is part of Hampden-Sydney’s continuing commitment to the intellectual and cultural enrichment unity.