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'Romantic Quintets' recital to feature music of Dubois, Schubert

January 11, 2017 - Robbie Goodrich
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Coleidoscope at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The annual faculty chamber music recital will feature "Romantic Quintets" by composers Theodore Dubois and Franz Schubert, according to Dr. Jennifer Dalmas, associate professor of violin and viola in the School of Music and an ensemble member.

"Coleidoscope features SFA music faculty, and this time we are featuring our new oboe faculty member, Kerry Hughes, who will be performing with us the Quintet by Dubois for oboe, violin, viola, cello and piano," Dalmas said.

Other performers include Melissa Nabb, viola; Evgeni Raychev, cello; Carlos Gaviria, double bass; and Andrew and Linda Parr, piano.

Written in 1905, the Piano Quintet in F major by Dubois features "lovely lyrical melodies and harmonies that follow in the Romantic French tradition of Camille Saint-Saens," Dalmas said.

"The work is composed in four movements, and the composer blends the timbre of the oboe and strings skillfully with piano throughout the piece," she said.

Dalmas described Schubert's Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 114, "The Trout," as one of the composer's best chamber music works.

"Several elements help this piece of chamber music stand out, including its unusual instrumentation, the five-movement structure, and a sense of good nature and ease that pervades the entire piece," she said. The work is named after the fourth movement - a set of variations on Schubert's famous song "Die Forelle," which is German for "the trout."

The Coleidoscope concert is presented each year in honor of Ed Cole and his late wife, Gwen.

"They have done so much to promote music and the arts here at SFA," Dalmas said.

A reception in Cole's honor will be held in the concert hall lobby following the performance.


The recital is part of the SFA School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series. 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 (888) 240-ARTS or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.