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SFA's Hachidori Duo to perform music of Ravel, O'Connor

October 22, 2015 - Robbie Goodrich
The Hachidori Duo: Dr. Evgeni Raychev, cello, and Dr. Jennifer Dalmas, violin
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Hachidori Duo performing a faculty recital at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, in Cole Concert Hall of the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

The Hachidori Duo includes music faculty members Dr. Jennifer Dalmas, violin, and Dr. Evgeni Raychev, cello. The husband-wife team will perform some of their favorite pieces from the duo repertoire for violin and cello they have discovered over the years.

The program includes two pieces the couple played during their Oct. 16 performance in Carnegie Hall. The duo will perform Sonata for Violin and Cello by Maurice Ravel and "F.C.'s Jig" by Mark O'Connor.

"The Ravel duo is probably the greatest duet ever written for this combination of instruments, and it is quite a change from Ravel's typical style," Dalmas said.

F.C. stands for "Fiddle Concerto," as the melody of this duet is taken from O'Connor's well-known work.

Other composers featured on the program will include Bohuslav Martinu and Johan Halvorsen.

"Evgeni and I have been playing duo music since we met in Florida almost 20 years ago," Dalmas said. "Although we have played for various events and have been featured performing a piece here and there, it has been quite a while since we have played an entire duo recital together."

Tickets to the recital 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.