Southeastern faculty to be featured in recitals March 28-29
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The Fluriano Trio, from left, Andrew Seigel, Nicole McPherson, Henry Jones
HAMMOND – The Department of Music and Dramatic Arts at Southeastern Louisiana University will present faculty members Henry Jones, piano; Nicole McPherson, flute; and Andrew Seigel, clarinet, in recitals as part of the Encore spring concert series.
The free recitals will take place each night at 7:30 in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
Jones will perform March 28 with piano selections such as “Les cyclopes” Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), “Grande valse in A-flat Major, Op. 42” Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), and Danseuses de Delphes” (Delphic Dances) Claude Debussy (1862-1918). He will close out the evening with “Nine Piano Pieces, Op. 3” Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967).
He graduated with cum laude honors from Yale University, and teaches piano and related subjects at Southeastern. He was the musical director of a gymnastic exhibition at Madison Square Garden, and Broadway and off-Broadway shows, including “Evita,” “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway,” and “The Fantasticks.”
On March 29, the Fluriano Trio (McPherson, Seigel, and Jones) will delight music lovers with compositions by Libby Larsen (b. 1950), “Barn Dances,” Chen Yi (b.1953), “Monologue: Impression on “The True Story of Ah Q,” Nicola LeFanu (b. 1947), “Isobirthday,” Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962) “Dash,” and Louise Farrenc (1804-1875), “Trio in E minor, op. 45.”
McPherson completed her doctoral degree in Flute Performance at Michigan State University. She is the flute instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University, and performs with the Southeastern faculty woodwind quintet and conducts the Southeastern Flute Choir.
Seigel earned his doctorate as a Distinguished Fellow at Michigan State University. He is the assistant professor of clarinet at Southeastern, and also plays in Southeastern’s faculty woodwind quintet. He is the principal clarinetist of the Gulf Coast Symphony, and has recorded a compact disc with the Grand Rapids Symphony at Carnegie Hall.
“The trio has performed throughout Louisiana and Mississippi including a public radio performance,” said Seigel.
For additional information, contact Music and Dramatic Arts at 985-549-2184.