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Chloé Trevor Music Academy to host concerts in Nacogdoches

July 18, 2018 - Robbie Goodrich
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NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Chloé Trevor Music Academy has announced its first Summer Festival of Concerts to be held in Nacogdoches beginning July 29 through Aug. 11.

The Chloé Trevor Music Academy is an intensive two-week program for 100 string players and pianists, offering one-on-one instruction, orchestral training and career guidance by the world's premier soloists, teachers and conductors, according to Trevor, the academy's artistic director and founder. The academy and its concert series will be held on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

"I am thrilled to be at SFA for the inaugural academy," Trevor said in a press release. "It has always been a dream of mine to open a summer music school that is accessible to students world-wide. I have tried to make the tuition costs reasonable so that, together with our scholarship program, any student should be able to attend if they have the interest.

"We are excited to have so many students coming from across the globe, including from France, Brazil, Mexico, Finland, Indonesia, Canada and the U.S.," she added. "I have also enjoyed being able to ask some of my closest friends to be our visiting faculty and guest soloists. I am hoping, that, as a Texan myself, East Texas will get excited by this new classical music adventure and come to as many performances as possible. At these concerts, audiences will witness the future of classical music in the brightest and best of today's young musicians."

The two-week series of public concerts by the academy's faculty and guest artists offers a wide range of performances, including the Aeolus Quartet, violinist Chee-Yun, pianists Christopher O'Riley and David Korevaar, and Trevor.

The festival concerts begin on July 29 with violinist Trevor and pianist Jonathan Tsay presenting the opening recital at 7 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall. The series continues with pianist Korevaar performing on July 30 and the Aeolus String Quartet on Aug. 2. The academy faculty will present a program on Aug. 3, and on Aug. 6, O'Riley, widely known for his National Public Radio program "From the Top," will perform a crossover concert of classical works and his own beautiful solo arrangements of the experimental rock-band Radiohead.

The Academy Fellowship Ensemble will present a concert on Aug. 8. International violin soloist Chee-Yun will perform a recital of works by Stravinsky, Saint-Saens and Piazzolla on Aug. 9, and the Academy Chamber Music recital will be held on Aug. 10. To close the series, the academy will showcase its combined orchestra featuring all 100 participants and guest soloists performing works by Vivaldi, Grieg, Rimsky-Korsakov and Louis Prima on Aug. 11.

All concerts begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Tickets are $10 per concert and will be available at the door. Students will be given free admission. For patrons wishing to purchase more than one concert ticket, a season pass will be available at the door for $50.

For further information, visit http://www.chloetrevormusicacademy.org/