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Trio Solari to perform at SFA

February 14, 2012 - Sylvia Bierschenk
Trio Solari will perform a guest artist recital as part of the SFA School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Cole Concert Hall.

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present Trio Solari in a guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The trio, composed of clarinetist Chad Burrow, violinist Sean Wang and pianist Amy Cheng, will perform Paul Schoenfield's "Trio." Barrett Sills, principal cellist for the Houston Ballet Orchestra and the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, will then join the group in performing Olivier Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time."

Both of these 20th-century compositions are "among the best chamber works written for the relatively uncommon combination of clarinet, string instruments and piano," said Wang.

Schoenfield's four-movement work, which combines music appropriate for both Hassidic gatherings and chamber music concerts, employs the clarinet, violin and piano. It was written in 1990.

Messiaen wrote his piece while interred in a German prisoner-of-war camp along with three professional musicians. The quartet (with Messiaen playing piano) was premiered at the prison camp on Jan. 15, 1941.

The members of Trio Solari have each performed as soloists and chambers musicians across the United States, East Asia, South America and Europe. As the trio, they have performed at universities throughout the United States and in the Oklahoma Mozart International Music Festival, University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium and the Thy Chamber Music Festival in Denmark.

The recital is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music and is part of the Cole Performing Arts Series. Cole Concert Hall is located in the Wright Music Building, 2210 Alumni Drive.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. For tickets or more information, please go to www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.