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SFA's Hachidori Duo to present 'Songs and Dances' recital program

September 20, 2016 - Robbie Goodrich
The Hachidori Duo, which includes husband-and-wife musicians Dr. Jennifer Dalmas, associate professor of violin and viola in the SFA School of Music, and Dr. Evgeni Raychev, cello instructor, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Hachidori Duo at Stephen F. Austin State University will present "Songs and Dances" when the ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

The Hachidori Duo includes husband-and-wife musicians Dr. Jennifer Dalmas, associate professor of violin and viola in the SFA School of Music, and Dr. Evgeni Raychev, cello instructor. Their recital is a feature of the School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series.

The program features works by J.S. Bach, Rebecca Clarke, Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály.

"We chose the title 'Songs and Dances' because we are including wonderful examples of each in our program," Dalmas said. "Our recital will open with some lovely transcriptions of arias from Bach's 'Magnificat' for violin and cello, arranged by Norman Nelson, father of SFA School of Music faculty member Kirsten Nelson. A number of Bartók's Rumanian dances will also be included."

The largest scale and final piece on the program will be Kodály's Duo, Op. 7 for Violin and Cello.

"Composed in 1914, this work completely explores the full range of both the sonorities and the technical possibilities on the violin and cello," Dalmas said. "Much like Bartók, Kodály skillfully blends the Hungarian folk music of his native land with the formal musical structures of Western tradition."

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.