Tabor hosting free concert

Dr. Sheila Litke and Dr. Ji You Shim Anderson will combine their musical skills during a piano/cello recital starting at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in Richert Auditorium inside the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts.

Litke is professor of music and director of piano pedagogy at Tabor College. Anderson was born in Korea, immigrated to Brazil and now lives in Hutchinson, where her husband teaches at Central Christian High School.

“Some mutual friends connected us,” Litke said about their partnership. “We enjoy playing together, so we decided to do a recital. We found an open date and that’s how it started.”

The two musicians will perform baroque pieces by François Francoeur and Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as compositions by Franz Schubert, Gabriel Faurè and Nicolò Paganini.

For a change of pace, the recitalists will play three hymn arrangements for cello and piano by Richard A. Nichols, dean of fine arts and communications at Butler County Community College. The hymns are, “What Wondrous Love Is This,” ”O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus,” and “I’d Rather Have Jesus.”

“Music is a wonderful gift from the Lord, and I enjoy sharing that music with people,” Litke said. “Sometimes I play music they might not typically listen to, then they realize how much they do enjoy it.

The recital is free and open to the public.