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SFA's A Cappella Choir to premiere 'Where Everything is Music'

March 1, 2018 - Robbie Goodrich
The SFA A Cappella Choir will present "Where Everything is Music" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The A Cappella Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will present "Where Everything is Music" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The program theme will examine the many ways in which music permeates and affects our everyday life, according to Dr. Michael Murphy, associate professor and director of choral activities in the SFA School of Music.

The A Cappella Choir will perform the North American premiere of Swedish composer Bo Hansson's original composition "Where Everything is Music" for choir and cello. The 900-year-old text from Persian poet Rumi talks about removing barriers and boundaries in life. Dr. Evgeni Raychev, cello instructor at SFA, will collaborate with the choir.

The choir will also perform southwest premieres of two unaccompanied choral selections by composer Andrew Smith, who was born in Liverpool, England, and has lived in Norway since 1984.

Other works performed will feature "Reggel" ("Morning") by the Hungarian-Austrian avant-garde composer György Ligeti. The rhythmic Haitian folk song "Peze Kafe" by Swedish arranger Sten Källman, along with the melancholy "Nächtens" ("In the Night") by Johannes Brahms and other selections will complete the program.

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

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.