Southeastern Chamber Orchestra to perform Nov. 15

Monday, October 31, 2016Yakov Voldman
by: Rene Abadie

MUSICALLY SPEAKING – Southeastern Louisiana University Professor of Music Yakov Voldman will conduct the university’s Strings Chamber Ensemble in a fall concert, “Musically Speaking,” scheduled Nov. 15 at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.

     HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Strings Chamber Ensemble will perform a fall concert on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond.
     Titled “Musically Speaking,” the program will be conducted by Southeastern Professor of Music and Conducting Yakov Voldman. General admission tickets are $10 for adults; $5 faculty, staff and non-Southeastern students. Southeastern students and non-SLU students are admitted free with their student ID cards. Tickets are available at the Columbia Theatre box office at 220 East Thomas St. or at the door on the night of the concert. Call 985-543-4371 for ticket information.  
     “We have planned an exciting selection of music that will feature several solos by members of our faculty and select students,” Voldman said.
     The performance will start with “Simple Symphony” by Benjamin Britten, a central figure in British classical music; Antonio Vivaldi’s “Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor,” featuring cello performances by Southeastern lecturer Dan Cassin and student Adrain Harabaru of Moldova; and Tomaso Antonio Vitali’s “Chaconne,” with performances by award-winning student violinist Sungkyung Woo of South Korea.
     Also on the program are Josef Suk’s “Serenade op.6;” Pablo de Sarasate’s “Romanza Andaluza” with student Marta Turianska of Ukraine on violin; “Ragtime” in memory of George Gershwin by Valeri Saparov; and C.M. von Weber’s “Clarinet Quintet op.34” featuring a solo by student Jang Hyun Kim of South Korea.
     The concert will conclude with Astor Piazzolla’s “Libertango” and Henri Vieuxtemps’ “Souvenir d’Amerique” featuring music faculty Victor Drescher on the clarinet and Zorica Dimova playing violin.
     For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184.

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