Musical duo scheduled at Southeastern January 28

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – Guest artist the Iktus Duo will perform a recital at Southeastern Louisiana University on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pottle Music Auditorium. From New York City, the duo specializes in engaging new and recent music for flute and percussion and features Chris Graham, percussionist, and Hristina Blagoeve on the flute.

The free concert will feature music from the world premiere of "The Witch on Bear Mountain" by Southeastern Instructor of Music Philip Schuessler. Selected students will also participate in the performance with Cornelius Cardew's graphic score "Treatise."

The ensemble has performed at the Versipel New Music Festival in New Orleans, has given numerous educational outreach presentations, and performed last fall at the Neighborhood Classics Series (a series dedicated to underprivileged students in New York) and Suffolk Community College in Long Island. In 2014, they won the Ackerman Chamber Music Competition.

The Iktus Duo has also performed at the Con Vivo New Music Series in New Jersey, Bulgarian Consulate in New York, and Spectrum NYC.

For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184.

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