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W&L Presents Senior Recital with Duncan Hart ’24 Hart’s violin recital will be held on March 17 at 3 p.m.

Duncan-Hart-600x400 W&L Presents Senior Recital with Duncan Hart ’24

Duncan Hart ’24 will perform his senior violin recital on March 17 at 3 p.m. in Wilson Concert Hall in the Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts. Hart is a mathematics and music performance double major from Shaker Heights, Ohio.

The performance is free and open to the public and will be streamed online at https://go.wlu.edu/livestream.

Hart will perform staples of Romantic violin literature, including Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Spring” sonata, Max Bruch’s “Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor,” and selections by Fritz Kreisler and Edward Elgar. Hart will also highlight the theory and compositional elements of his music education by performing one of his original compositions, “Casey at the Bat.”

Musical studies have played an important role in Hart’s time at W&L, and he has explored a range of interests within the music department. He has studied violin under the direction of Jaime McArdle, lecturer in music and applied violin, and composition under the direction of Scott Williamson, visiting assistant professor of music. His thesis advisor is Gregory Parker, professor of music, and his major advisor is Christopher Dobbins, associate professor of music and director of instrumental activities.

Hart is the concertmaster of the University Orchestra, a frequent collaborator with W&L’s choral program, and a member of the Instrumental Conducting Mentorship Program. He made his conducting debut in 2023 and will return to the podium to conduct the University Orchestra at their March 28 performance.

Hart is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Eta Sigma honors societies and will be inducted into the Alpha Circle chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa this spring. Following graduation, he will work as a technical solutions engineer at Epic.