NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College student Benjamin Harder, Hesston, will give his senior trombone recital Saturday, April 24, at 4 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel.
Harder will graduate from Bethel College in May 2011 with a degree in music performance, with education certification. He is a student of Timothy Shade, Bethel College instructor of music.
Harder’s program will include Sonata in F Major by Benedetto Marcello, Concerto for Trombone by Gordon Jacob, "Hommage á Bach" by Eugene Bozza and "Thoughts of Love" by Arthur Pryor. He will be accompanied on piano by Karen Bauman Schlabaugh, Bethel College professor of music.
Harder is the son of Dorothy Stucky Harder and the late Kurt Harder and the grandson of Milly Stucky and Dorothy and Willis Harder.
The recital is free and open to the public. A faspa reception will follow in The Meeting Place, in the Ad Building basement.
Bethel College is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Bethel is known for its academic excellence and was the only Kansas private college to be ranked in Forbes.com’s listing of “America’s Best Colleges” for 2009 and one of only two Kansas colleges profiled in Colleges of Distinction 2009-10. For more information, see the Bethel Web site at www.bethelks.edu.