Two-Part ‘A Night Of Beethoven’ Recitals, Clarinet Faculty Recital Scheduled In September

WAYNE – A pair of faculty recitals will take to the stage on the Wayne State College campus later this week.

According to a release from WSC, part I ‘A Night of Beethoven’ will feature Dr. Angela Miller-Niles on piano on Thursday, September 17 and a faculty clarinet recital by Dr. Karl Kolbeck is scheduled for Friday, September 18. Both events will also be livestreamed by visiting

The music department concerts in the month of September are free and open to the public.

In celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday, the WSC Department of Music will be presenting two faculty recitals dedicated to his work. Part II of “A Night of Beethoven” will also be showcased on Friday, September 25. Dr. Melissa Derechailo on horn, Dr. Sarah Farr, mezzo-soprano, Melissa King on flute and Shelly Armstrong on piano will also perform next week.

The first concert stretches both skill and style as Miller-Niles presents some of Beethoven’s cherished solo piano sonatas. Repertoire includes the mischievous and exuberant “op. 10 no. 2,” the theatrical “op. 26,” and haunting and hypnotic “op. 31, no. 2,” often called “The Tempest.”


Dr. Kolbeck is an associate professor of woodwinds at WSC. His Friday performance will include Shelly Armstrong on piano.

Repertoire includes the expressive “Sonata in C minor, Op. 14, for Clarinet and Piano” by Daniel Gregory Mason and the Argentine folk dance of “Tonada y Cueca” by Carlos Guastavino. “Suite from The Victorian Kitchen Garden” by Paul Reade depicts the awakening of a quaint garden from early spring to late summer glory. The performance ends with the up-tempo and exciting “Kosak” by Giuseppe Ricotta.

For more information, contact the WSC Department of Music at 402-375-7359.