Guest Artists Richard Kravchak, Oboe/English Horn, and Johan Botes, Piano
Guest artists Dr. Richard Kravchak and Dr. Johan Botes perform works for oboe, English horn, and piano. Works include:
- "Autumn Leaves" by Józef Kosma
- "Adagio" by Heinrich Baremann
- Dvořák's "Sonatina in G major, Opus 100"
- George Harrison's "Something"
- Debussy's "Rhapsody, L. 98"
- Beethoven's "Sonata, Opus 17"
About Richard Kravchak
Dr. Richard Kravchak is currently dean of the School of Arts and Letters at the College of Southern Nevada, and he is internationally renowned as a woodwind artist. Dr. Kravchak is a rare musical talent who is as passionate about bringing the transformational magic of education to his learners as he is about performing. He has performed to critical acclaim in Mexico, France, El Salvador, Germany, China, and many other countries as well as across the United States and Canada. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald wrote: “Kravchak’s playing revealed a real beauty of tone, not monolithic, but always changing in color and intensity. He makes even the most difficult lines seem almost effortless.” The Florida Flambeau raves: “Kravchak made a good case for his virtuosity.” His debut solo album, California Oboe, received critical acclaim and is available on iTunes. Dr. Kravchak holds performance degrees from the Eastman School of Music, the Julliard School and Florida State University.
Special guest pianist, Dr. Johan Botes, is known for his extraordinary versatility as a soloist, collaborative musician and teacher with a career that has brought him recognition in concerts around the world. A native of South Africa, Dr. Botes has appeared as a soloist with orchestras including the Juneau Symphony, Seattle’s Auburn Symphony, the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic in Durban, South Africa, and the Varna Symphony in Bulgaria, among many others. Dr. Botes holds degrees from The University of Pretoria, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently a professor of Music at Marshall University and is on the summer staff of the Interlochen Center for the Arts.
This event is free and open to the public.