SFA's Chamber Music in the Pines Festival continues with 'Something Borrowed'
August 11, 2010 - Sylvia Bierschenk
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - "Something Borrowed," the third of the four concerts included in the 2010 Chamber Music in the Pines Festival, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, in Cole Concert Hall. The annual festival is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music.
Guest musicians Misha Galaganov, associate professor of viola at Texas Christian University, and Ivo Ivanov, violinist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, will join SFA music faculty members Jennifer Dalmas, violin, and Evgeni Raychev, cello, in presenting a string trio and two string quartets.
"Each of the pieces included on the program ties in to the concert's title, 'Something Borrowed,' in a slightly different way," explained Dalmas, the festival's director.
"The first work, J.S. Bach's 'Goldberg Variations,' is one of the great staples of the keyboard repertoire, borrowed here by the strings," Dalmas said. "And the next composer on the program, Charles Ives, borrowed lots of hymn and folk tunes for his first string quartet."
"Finally, the string quartet by Alexander Borodin has a gorgeous slow movement with a melody that was famously borrowed in the 1950s for the Broadway show 'Kismet,'" Dalmas continued.
The Chamber Music in the Pines Festival will conclude with a 2:30 p.m. concert, "Something Blue," on Sunday, Aug. 15, followed by a public reception sponsored by the SFA Friends of Music.
Each of the concerts is located in Cole Concert Hall of the Tom and Peggy Wright Music Building, 22222 Alumni Dr. on the SFA campus.
Tickets to each concert are $10 for adults, $7.50 for seniors and $5 for students. For tickets or more information, please visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.