Drs. Jennifcr Dalmas and Evgeni Raychev

Drs. Jennifcr Dalmas, violin, and Evgeni Raychev, cello, performing as the Hachidori Duo, will present “Musical Gems for Violin and Cello Duo” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, in Cole Concert Hall on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Hachidori Duo, featuring the husband-wife team of Dr. Evgeni Raychev, cello, and Dr. Jennifer Dalmas, violin, will present the program “Musical Gems for Violin and Cello Duo” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, in Cole Concert Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.
Raychev and Dalmas are faculty members in the SFA School of Music and will perform works by J. J. F. Dotzauer, Erwin Schulhoff and Peteris Vasks, among other composers.
“The concert will include a wide variety of music and styles, featuring works from the Classical, Romantic, and 20th and 21st century periods,” according to Dalmas. “We have been playing duos together for over 20 years and wanted to perform music that we had not played before. Searching for new pieces, we found some wonderful duets that we had not performed yet. We are happy to be sharing them now.”
Dotzauer’s Duetto No. 1 in E major is “a charming piece from the early Romantic period,” Dalmas said.  Dotzauer was a famous German cellist of his generation and wrote a lot of music for cello; he is especially known for his cello etudes. “This piece is an excellent representation of his gracious, elegant style of composition and treats the violin and cello as equal partners in the musical conversation” Dalmas said.
Schulhoff’s Duo for Violin and Cello is described as “a vibrant, exciting piece, full of folk and gypsy influenced musical ideas,” Dalmas said. Composed in four short movements, the duo has technical demands for both the cello and violin.
Vasks’ “Castillo Interior” alternates between moods of tranquility and energy. “The two main contrasting musical ideas in the work symbolize the calm of meditation,” Dalmas explains, “with perhaps the frequent interruptions of the outside energetic world.”
Other works to be performed are by Aram Khachaturian, Rick Sowash and Sebastian Lee.
“It should be an interesting and eclectic program,” Dalmas said.  
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. To purchase tickets, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit the box office website. For additional information, contact the SFA School of Music at (936) 468-4602.