Olivet College to Host Il Duo Lirico for Gear Recital on Feb. 2

Posted at 4:36 PM, Jan 27, 2020

LANSING, Mich. — Olivet College will host the 2020 Gear Recital on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. in the Conservatory Recital Hall at Olivet College, 320 S. Main St., Olivet. The concert will feature alumnus Robert Byrens '79 and Nancy Steltmann, who perform as the group Il Duo Lirico. The pair will be playing selections from Rachmaninov, Schumann and Beethoven. There is no cost to attend.

Byrens is in his 30th year at Grand Valley State University as an artist faculty member in the music, theatre and dance department. Steltmann is the former principal cellist of the Grand Rapids Symphony.

Launched in 2013, the Gear Recital Series, named for alumni John ’70 and Penny ’69 (Lehman) Gear, was designed to provide Olivet College students with an exclusive educational experience while also bringing exceptional concert opportunities to the community.

The arts play a vital role in fostering creativity and learning at Olivet College by promoting personal growth, self-expression, appreciation and Individual and Social Responsibility. Annually, the College features artists, exhibitions and performances that reflect the diversity of the arts. View the full Olivet College arts events calendar at

For more information, contact Meredith Dodson, Arts and Humanities Department chair, writing program director and assistant professor of writing, at 269-749-6613 or Contact the Office of Admissions at 800.456.7189 or to learn more about Olivet College.

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