NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Cello Club at Stephen F. Austin State University will present a concert dedicated to peace at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus as part of the Friends of Music Concert Series.
The concert’s theme of peace commemorates 100 years since the armistice that ended World War I, according to Dr. Evgeni Raychev, instructor of cello in the SFA School of Music.
“All of the compositions on the program are original arrangements and transcriptions from a wide range of genres; they will be heard for the first time in this ensemble form,” Raychev said.
The program will range from works by Franz Schubert and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky to music by Heitor Villa-Lobos and the English rock band Deep Purple.
“All arrangements will be familiar, and the listener will recognize tunes from the sweet lyricism of Schubert and Tchaikovsky all the way to the exotic sounds of Villa-Lobos and the heavy riff-based music of Deep Purple,” Raychev said.
Cello Club is an ensemble that has been prepared through one-on-one communication between each performer and Raychev, either in person or through the Internet. The performance will gather on Cole stage more than 30 cellists from throughout state of Texas.
The concert is a presentation of the College of Fine Arts and School of Music. Admission is free. For more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.