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Hillsdale’s own Director of String Studies Melissa Knecht, Director of Key­board Studies Brad Blackham, Lec­turer in Music David Pesh­lakai, and Adjunct Instructor in Music Jonathan Chesson join vis­iting artists Anna Bittar-Weller and Derek Weller this weekend to perform a faculty recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20, in Markel Audi­torium at the Sage Center for the Arts.

Chesson will open the hourlong recital with Chopin’s “Andante Spi­anato and Grande Polonaise Bril­liante, op. 22.” The solo pro­vides a prelude to Franz Schubert’s “Quintet in A Major, op. 114” — the “Trout Quintet.” Knecht and Blackham described the piece as “a lot of fun” with “inter­esting instrumentation.”

Per­forming alongside Hillsdale faculty is a husband and wife duo from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Weller is a pro­fessor of bass at Eastern Michigan Uni­versity, and per­forms with several sym­phonies. Bittar-Weller plays violin with the Michigan Opera Theatre.

According to Knecht, recitals enable her and the other musi­cians to learn and chal­lenge them­selves in order to excel as teachers.

“We enjoy sup­ple­menting teaching with growth as musi­cians,” she said.

The quintet has been enjoying rehearsing for this recital and is eagerly antic­i­pating Sunday’s performance.