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Alazan Trio to perform Hagen's 'Angel Band'

September 18, 2015 - Robbie Goodrich
The Alazan Trio features SFA School of Music faculty members Jennifer Dalmas, violin; Evgeni Raychev, cello; and Ron Petti, piano. The trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Alazan Trio at Stephen F. Austin State University will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

The Alazan Trio features SFA School of Music faculty members Jennifer Dalmas, violin; Evgeni Raychev, cello; and Ron Petti, piano. The concert theme is "Angel Band" from the title of Daron Hagen's Piano Trio No. 4, which is the culminating work on the concert.

Other works include Stacy Garrop's piano trio "Silver Dagger," Samuel Barber's Sonata for Cello and Piano, and Lowell Liebermann's Sonata for Violin and Piano.

"Garrop's trio is based on an Appalachian folk tune of the same name," Petti said. "The Barber sonata is dark, brooding with hints of optimism and light at the end of the tunnel, and the Liebermann sonata is both haunting and full of rhythmic fire.

"'Angel Band' is also based on a folk tune and has moments of musical bliss that will surely make the listener shed a tear or two," he added.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

Cole Concert Hall is located in the Tom and Peggy Wright Music Building, 2210 Alumni Drive.