Faculty Viola Recital: Tyler Sieh

Event Details

Date: September 8, 2011

Times: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Kresge Recital Hall

Ticket Info: $5 for the general public | Free for Augustana students and faculty, and students K-12 with a valid ID | www.augietickets.com

The Augustana College Department of Performing & Visual Arts opens the season with Viola Instructor Tyler Sieh in his first Faculty Recital to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, in Kresge Recital Hall.

Sieh will be performing Milhaud's Quatre Visages for viola and piano; Brahms' Sonata No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 120; and Shostakovich's Sonata for viola and piano, Op. 147, accompanied by Beth Winterfeldt, adjunct instructor at Gustavus Adolphus College, on piano.

A native of Minnesota, Sieh studied with Thomas Turner of the Minnesota Orchestra before attending the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with Mark Jackobs and Lynne Ramsey. He is associate principal second violist for the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Augustana String Quartet. Sieh also performs all across the United States as a member of the United States Air Force Strings.

Formerly, Sieh was a substitute member of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Akron Symphony and the Erie Philharmonic while also serving as the principal viola of the Ashland Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Tyler has performed with the National Gallery Orchestra, the Dominion Symphony Orchestra, the Ars Nova Chamber Ensemble, and is a founding member of the Oleana Chamber Players.

Sieh has appeared in recital at the Kennedy Center and is an alumnus of the ENCORE School for Strings, the Kent Blossom Music Festival and the Round Top International Festival-Institute where he had the opportunity to perform in recital with members of the Minnesota and San Francisco Orchestras, the faculty of the Juilliard School, and Rice University's Shepherd School of Music.

Tickets are $5 for the general public and free for Augustana students, faculty and students K-12 with a valid ID. They can be purchased online at www.augietickets.com or by calling 274.5320.

Kresge Recital Hall is located in the Humanities Building on the corner of 30th St. and South Grange Ave. on the campus of Augustana College.