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Tickets now on sale for SFA's 2010 Chamber Music in the Pines Festival

July 26, 2010 - Sylvia Bierschenk
Misha Galaganov, associate professor of viola at Texas Christian University, will be one of the featured musicians during the first and third concerts of the SFA School of Music's 2010 Chamber Music in the Pines Festival, which runs from Saturday, Aug. 7, through Sunday, Aug. 15.

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Tickets are now available for the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's 2010 Chamber Music in the Pines Festival, and as the festival's title indicates, there's "Something for Everyone" in the four concerts being presented Saturday, Aug. 7, through Sunday, Aug. 15.

"SFA music faculty and guest artists will be performing a wide range of musical styles throughout the week, with each concert having a different focus and mood," said Jennifer Dalmas, SFA associate professor of violin and the festival's director.

"Something Old" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7; "Something New" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10; "Something Borrowed" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13; and "Something Blue" at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15. All concerts will be held in Cole Concert Hall, located in the Wright Music Building, 2222 Alumni Dr. on the SFA campus.

Guest musicians for the festival include mezzo soprano Kimberly LaGraff of Nacogdoches; Ivo Ivanov, violinist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra; Misha Galaganov, associate professor of viola at Texas Christian University; and trombonists Michael Browning, director of band and orchestra at John Paul II High School in Plano; Marte Kennedy, trombone instructor for the Lewisville Independent School District; and Michael Underwood, principal trombone of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

SFA music faculty members who will be performing include baritone Scott LaGraff,; Nathan Nabb, saxophone; Charles Gavin, horn; Deb Scott, trombone; Jennifer Dalmas, violin; Gene H. Moon, viola; Evgeni Raychev, cello; and Andrew and Linda Parr, piano.

"Something Old" will feature W.A. Mozart's "Quintet for Horn and Strings, K 407," Robert Schumann's "Piano Quartet in E flat, Op. 47," and Johannes Brahms' "Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25."

For the "Something New" concert, the Acme Trombone Company will perform a program of trombone quartets.

The program for "Something Borrowed" includes J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations, Charles Ives' "String Quartet No. 1" and Alexander Borodin's "String Quartet No. 2."

The festival's closing concert, "Something Blue," features "bluesy" works and introduces Nathan Nabb, SFA's new associate professor of saxophone.

Season tickets are $30 for adults, $22.50 for seniors and $15 for students. Single event tickets are $10 for adults, $7.50 for seniors and $5 for students.

For tickets or more information, please call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.