Southeastern musicians present ‘Musical Treasures’
by: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present "Musical Treasures for Piano and Strings," its first concert in the season's Faculty Chamber Recital Series, on Monday, Oct. 7.
Part of Fanfare, Southeastern's October festival celebrating the arts, humanities and social sciences, the performance is free and open to the public and will take place in Pottle Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
The concert features members of the Southeastern faculty who specialize in string instruments and piano. Performers include Henry Jones, associate professor of piano; Jivka Jeleva, violinist and director of the Community Music School; Unkyoung Kim, lecturer of viola; Dan Cassin, lecturer of cello; and John Madere, lecturer of string bass. Also performing will be guest violinist Stefka Madere.
Kenneth Boulton, interim head of Southeastern's Department of Fine and Performing Arts, said the program includes the Passacaglia in G Minor by Handel/Halvorsen; the Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor by Gabriel Faure; and the Piano Quintet in A Major "The Trout" of Franz Schubert.
"We are very excited about this concert, and the opportunity to continue our collaborative faculty series this year," Boulton said. "The faculty's performance of the 'Trout' Quintet, in particular, will give the audience a rare chance to experience one of the most beloved works in the entire chamber music repertoire."
For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184.