News Release


HAMMOND - The spring performance of Southeastern's Chamber Orchestra will feature the internationally acclaimed Kaleidos Duo, a pair of Balkan artists said to champion some of "the world's best-kept musical secrets."

Scheduled Thursday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond, the concert titled "Bernstein, Beethoven, and Bravos!" will also feature several solo performances by accomplished Southeastern student musicians, said conductor and Professor of Violin Yakov Voldman.

Tickets are available for open seating through the Columbia box office, 220 East Thomas St., which is open 11 a.m. � 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays and one hour before the performance. General admission tickets are $10, adults; $5 for senior citizens, Southeastern alumni, faculty and staff. Southeastern students with student identification as well as children under 12 accompanied by an adult are admitted free. For more information on tickets, contact the Columbia box office at 985-543-4371.

Kaleidos Duo, made up of violinist Miroslav Hristov and pianist Vladimir Valjarevic, will perform Double Concerto for Violin, Cembalo and string orchestra F Major by Austrian composer Franz Joseph Hayden.

"It is a true privilege to present Vladimir Valjarevic and my former student Miroslav in a performance for our North Shore audiences," said Voldman. "They have made a name for themselves � as a duo and as solo performers � for their imaginative musical programs. This promises to be a truly inspiring performance."

Miroslav has served on the faculty of the University of Nuevo Leion in Mexico and is currently a violin professor at the University of Tennesee School of Music. Valjarevic is on the piano faculty Mannes College in New York and at Rutgers University. Both have recorded on Centaur Records.

Voldman said the concert will open with Max Bruch's Romanze Op. 85 featuring graduate student Iuliia Alyeksyeyeva of Kherson, Ukraine on the viola. Cello Concerto in C major by Austrian composer Franz Joseph Hayden will be performed with Se Ryung Chung on the cello. A native of South Korea, she is a sophomore studying cello at Southeastern under instructor Dan Cassin. In addition, Southeastern graduate Dana Hudson of Delhi, La., will perform solo on the flute in Johann Sebastian Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor.

The concert will also include Leonard Bernstein's Candide Overture and Symphony No. 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven.

For more information on the concert, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184 or visit online at