A little noon music


Sprinkled across the neat rows of seating, the audience for the Department of Music’s Noontime Concert Series numbered only two dozen, and Thursday’s performers—violinist Wolfgang David and pianist and composer David Gompper—delivered an equally intimate performance.

David, whose 2007 tour schedule includes performances in countries from Austria to Thailand, performed Bach’s Chaconne, tracing its variations while silhouetted against Fulton Recital Hall’s windowed backdrop.

He was joined by Gompper for a performance of Korngold’s Much Ado about Nothing. A professor of composition and director of the Center for New Music at the University of Iowa, Gompper wrote the day’s third and final work, Echoes.

Concert over, the audience applauded, then slowly gathered up coats and bags and returned to the workaday world.


Photo: Violinst Wolfgang David and pianist David Gompper perform at the Noontime Concert Series.

October 29, 2007