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College of the Ozarks to host Guest Artist Recital to feature violinist Felicity James on March 31

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — The College of the Ozarks music department will host violinist Felicity James in a guest recital on March 31 at 7:30pm in the Newman Recital Hall. James is currently the Associate Concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony. She has performed as a soloist and with orchestras all over the United States, including the Minnesota Orchestra and Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra. She has a Bachelor of Music from the Colburn Conservatory of Music and continues performing around the country.

While at C of O, James will be collaborating with associate professors of music, Dr. Clara Christian and Dr. Luke Carlson. She will be performing the Debussy Violin Sonata with Dr. Christian and Bach’s Sonata in A Minor for solo violin. In addition, James and Dr. Christian will be premiering a new work by Dr. Carlson entitled “Histories.” This original piece is inspired by two interconnected sources: the general musical qualities of a historical period and the title or phrase from a contemporary literary work. There are seven movements in the piece, each designed to convey the significant attributes of certain time periods. 

“I’m thrilled to collaborate again with my friend, Felicity James.” Carlson said. We met years ago at the Aspen music festival where she and three other musicians premiered my string quartet, ‘Edges.’ I’m excited to see her again, collaborate on this project, and hear her exquisite music-making.”

The program for James’ performance is as follows:

Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003     Johann Sebastian Bach

I.                     Grave

II.                   Fuga

III.                  Andante

IV.                 Allegro


Violin Sonata in G minor, L. 140                      Claude Debussy

Histories                                                           Luke Carlson

More information about Felicity James is available on her website:

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