Rieth Recital Series

A cornerstone of classical chamber music at the Goshen College Music Center

As we begin our seventh season, the Rieth Recital Series continues to build a reputation of providing captivating classical music in Michiana. The 2019-20 series will include a riveting performance by the Fischoff Gold Medal and Gold Medal and Grand Prize Wind ensemble, the Aruna Quartet, the magnificence of the Taylor and Boody “Opus 41” organ, the Sherer Trio – a collaboration with the Goshen College Music Department Faculty, and distinguished musicians sharing repertoire from the Baroque to the present — all chosen with this series and you in mind

Matthew Hill, solo piano

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: $12

Sat, Sep 14th @ 7:30 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Dr. Matthew Hill, pianist and Professor of Music at Goshen College, will present a solo piano program titled “Hearing and Seeing in Liszt and Messiaen.” This concert is part of the 2019-20 Rieth Recital Series.

Aruna Quartet

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: $12

Fri, Sep 20th @ 7:30 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Comprised of undergraduate and graduate students at Texas Tech University, the Aruna Quartet is a prizewinner in national and international competitions including the MTNA National Competition, the Coltman Competition, The American Prize, and the ENKOR competition. Most recently, in May 2019, Aruna was awarded the Gold Medal and Grand Prize at the 46th Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, held at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

In addition to their competition performances, the Aruna Quartet regularly performs recitals at universities, public schools and conferences including those held by the North American Saxophone Alliance and the Texas Music Educators Association. This past summer, Aruna was invited to perform and teach at the 2019 Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy, which was held at Rangsit University in Bangkok, Thailand. 

Solomia Soroka, violin & Arthur Greene, piano

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: $12

Sun, Oct 27th @ — Rieth Recital Hall

The Soroka-Greene Duo is a husband-wife team of international prize-winning soloists, presenting brilliant and personal performances of standard violin-piano repertoire as well as many unique and fascinating lesser-known works. The couple made the first recording of the four Bolcom Sonatas, and Solomia Soroka discovered otherwise unplayed exquisite works of Arthur Hartmann. They have performed together throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia.

Solomia Soroka is Professor of Music at Goshen College. Arthur Greene is Professor of Piano at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

The Norell Piano Duo

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: $12

Sun, Nov 17th @ 4:00 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

The Norell Piano Duo began performing together in 2009 at LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania, and has continued to present repertoire for one and two pianos across North America, most recently in Florida and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Luke and Mary Rose are active as solo performers, teachers, and adjudicators, and they both teach on the faculty of the Goshen College Community School of the Arts, where Mary Rose also serves as Director.


Craig Cramer, organist

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: $12

Sun, Feb 02nd @ 4:00 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Craig Cramer is Professor of Organ and artist in residence at the University of Notre Dame. One of the most traveled organists of his generation, Cramer maintains an active recital career across the United States, Canada and in Europe, on some of the most important historic organs in the world. This fall he will be performing in China for the first time.

Cramer was instrumental in the installation of several new organs by Paul Fritts on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Widely recognized as a pedagogue, the University of Notre Dame recently recognized Cramer with a Kaneb distinguished faculty teaching award.

The Sherer Trio

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: $12

Fri, Mar 20th @ 7:30 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

The Goshen College Sherer Trio brings together three of GC’s instrumental faculty for an outstanding concert of chamber music on the Rieth Recital stage. A native of Ukraine, violinist Solomia Soroka is Professor of Music and teaches applied violin, music theory, and chamber music. Cellist and Adjunct Professor David Machivariani is a native of the Republic of Georgia and teaches applied cello at Goshen College and Valparasio Unversity. Pianist and Professor of Music Matthew Hill is Chair of the music department, teaches applied piano, music history, piano pedagogy, and chamber music courses.

James Richardson, organist

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: 12

Sun, Mar 29th @ 4:00 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

James J. Richardson is an organist, composer, and choral conductor.  Self-taught in childhood, James learned to play by ear and improvise on the piano at a very young age.  James attended DePauw University where he studied organ and harpsichord under Dr. Carla Edwards and voice with Barbara Paré. He earned a Master of Music in Organ Performance at the American Organ Institute at the University of Oklahoma (AOI at OU) under well-known performer and improviser Dr. John Schwandt.  During his time at OU, he served as a graduate-student archivist for the American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS) and he helped procure a GRAMMY grant for the preservation of some of its artifacts, in addition to working in the organ shop and learning the basics of organ building and maintenance. James is now the Instructor of Organ for Goshen College as well as the Director of Sacred Music at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Goshen, where he lives with his wife Katie and son Anthony.

The Silver Duo

Where: Rieth Recital Hall

Price: $12

Fri, Apr 17th @ 7:30 pm — Rieth Recital Hall

Noreen and Phillip Silver bring a wealth of performing experience to their highly regarded partnership The Silver Duo. They have an enviable international reputation for chamber music playing of the highest caliber. The Silver Duo, founded when Noreen and Phillip were students at the New England Conservatory of Music, has received accolades and acclaim from appreciative audiences and critics throughout Europe, Israel, the United States, Scandinavia, and the Czech Republic. Their imaginative programming, in which lesser-known masterpieces are given exposure alongside established repertoire favorites, has proven very popular and made them much in demand.

2019-20 Series Tickets

As was the case last year, subscribers will receive a 10% discount over individually-priced tickets for the entire series! We are thankful for our past subscribers who helped build this series through their additional donations.

Our series of 8 outstanding concerts is now available for a subscription of $87. If you wish to further support this series with a donation you can do so when you purchase your subscription.

To order the series, go online to goshen.edu/tickets, or contact the Goshen College Box office; email boxoffice@goshen.edu, call (574) 535-7566, or visit the Box Office in the Music Center Lobby.

Your subscription will help to sustain the series and the gift of music to our community. Please join us!