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Lecture and multi-media concert featuring Richard Illman (trumpet) and Hari Kern (piano)


Richard Illman (trumpeter)

Richard Illman

Hari Kern

Hari Kern 

Concert details

Program to be chosen from the following

George F. Handel (1685-1759)
Arranged by Jean-François Tuillard 
Suite in D 

Air (Minuet)

Arranged by Michel Rondeau 
Alla Hornpipe (HW348)

Geoffrey Robbins (1910-1954)
Mont Saint Michel 

Scott Joplin (1868-1937)
Two Rags 

The Maple Leaf Rag 
The Entertainer 

George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Three Preludes

Arranged by Richard Illman
Reflections on Grace 

Rolf Wallen (1957- )

Flor Peeters (1903-1986) 

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) 
Retrato de Alfredo Gobbi Tango 

Earle Hagen (1919-2008) 
Harlem Nocturne

Joachim Rodrigo (1901-1999) 
Concierto de Aranjuez


Arranged by Maurice Whitney 
Someone to Watch Over Me 

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Arranged by Kern/Illman 
The Girl With the Flaxen Hair 

Alexander Arutunian (1920-2012)
Concert Scherzo 

Pierre Gabaye (1930-2000)


Richard Illman (trumpet)

Richard Illman was a professor of trumpet at Michigan State University from 1990 to 2015. He has also taught at East Kentucky University for twelve years, the University of Kentucky for one year, Transylvania University for three years, and Ashbury College for three years. Formerly, he was a regular member of the Millennium Brass, the Lansing Symphony Big Band, and Principal Trumpet in the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. He is also the co-author of “Yoga for Wind Players” and has given presentations on the topic at venues around the world. For many years, he has given performances at elementary schools designed to get students interested in playing a musical instrument. Since his retirement in 2016, that has been one of his primary interests, along with performing multi-media concerts in planetariums, churches, and art museums.

Hari Kern (piano)

When Hari Kern was a toddler in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, her mother began teaching her piano fundamentals. A few years after immigrating to the Chicago area with her family, Hari, at age fourteen, won an audition to appear with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in two concerts, playing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1. She continued her piano studies at Chicago Musical College Preparatory School, Juilliard Preparatory School, Ithaca College, where she received her bachelor of music in piano performance, Yale University, and the University of Michigan. In the Detroit area for many years, Hari taught piano privately, gave solo and chamber music recitals, and played concertos with several community orchestras. 

In 1983, Hari received her master of arts in clinical psychology from the University of Detroit, and retains her independent psychotherapy practice in East Lansing, where she has lived since 1994.