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Chloé Trevor Music Academy hosts final week of summer concerts at SFA

August 7, 2018 - Robbie Goodrich
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The final concerts of the Chloé Trevor Music Academy summer series are underway on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus through Aug. 11.

For two weeks, the music academy has offered intensive study for more than 100 string players and pianists from across the country, offering one-on-one instruction, orchestral training and career guidance by the world's premier soloists, teachers and conductors.

In addition to the instruction, the academy has presented public concerts by faculty and guest artists, of which the final four are this week. Featured artists have been the Aeolus Quartet, violinist Chee-Yun, pianists Christopher O'Riley and David Korevaar, and academy artistic director and founder Chloé Trevor.

This week's final concert schedule features the Academy Fellowship Ensemble performing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, and international violin soloist Chee-Yun performing works by Stravinsky, Saint-Saens and Piazzolla at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. The CTMA Student Chamber Music recital, with performances by all 18 chamber music ensembles at the academy, is at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10. This concert is free and open to the public.

The academy ends at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, with an Orchestra Gala featuring all 100 participants and guest soloists, including Trevor and Chee-Yun performing works by Vivaldi, Grieg, Rimsky-Korsakov, Sarasate and Louis Prima and conducted by orchestra directors Kirk Trevor and Gene Moon.

Unless noted, tickets are $10 at the door, and students receive free admission. All concerts are held in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.