Kevin Norton performed on Feb. 14 for the ONU Department of Music. (photo/file)

On Saturday, Feb. 14, the Ohio Northern University Department of Music hosted a concert featuring two professional musicians, Kevin Norton and Yu-Lien, showcasing their skills on the piano and saxophone.

The five songs performed during the recital include Divertimento, composed by Roger Boutry; Lefrêne égaré, composed by François Rossé; Canzonetta, composed by Gabriel Pierné; Chapter One, Page One, composed by Ian Dicke; and Time Pieces, composed by Robert Muczynski.

Kevin Norton, a native of Brooklyn, NY, is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music. He is an American percussionist and composer, playing in the New York City jazz and contemporary music scenes.

Yu-Lien is a solo pianist performing around the world, including Europe, Southeast-Asia, and the United States.

“The concert was a great opportunity for ONU music students to become stimulated by music performed by professional musicians,” explains Patricia Warner, ONU Department of Music secretary and organizer of recitals.

ONU music professors often invite professionals to showcase their musical abilities to help music students become exposed to these valuable skills.

“The purpose of these recitals is to help students develop professional contacts in the musical world,” Warner concludes.

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