Guest musicians join CU faculty member Kirsten Underwood for “An Evening of Chamber Music”

Cameron University assistant professor of music Kirsten Underwood will be joined by guest musicians from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond to present "An Evening of Chamber Music" on Monday, October 13 at 8 p.m. at the Cameron University Theatre. The concert is open to the public at no charge.

Guest musicians Dr. Ted Honea, natural horn; Theodora Morris, violin; Dr. Ralph Morris, viola; Dr. Hong Zhu, viola; and Dr. Tess Remy-Schumacher, cello, will perform Mozart's "String Quintet in Eb Major" featuring Honea on natural horn. Following that composition, Underwood, on cello, will join the other string players for Franz Schubert's "Quintet in C Major."  

"It is a genuine pleasure to perform with these distinguished musicians and to share their talents with the Lawton/Fort Sill community," says Underwood, who received her master's degree from Boston University and is a candidate for a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. "Prior to our performance at Cameron, I will be joining them at UCO for the same program."

Well-known in the United States for his articles on horn pedagogy and performance practice, Dr. Ted Honea also maintains an active performance career, performing repertoire from all periods of the literature for horn. He received UCO's "Vanderford Distinguished Teacher Award" for the College of Arts Media & Design in 2006 and the university's "Modeling the Way Award" in 2008.

Dr. Ralph Morris, a former member of the Fort Worth Symphony, honed his musical skills in Austria, where he specialized in the performance of Baroque and Classical music. His career has taken him around the world as a performer and conductor of chamber music.

A native of Vienna, Austria, where she taught strings and recorders in public schools for 10 years, Theodora Morris has been a featured soloist with numerous orchestras and symphonies in the United States and abroad. In addition to her duties as an adjunct instructor at UCO, she serves in the same capacity at Rose State College in Del City.

Dr. Tess Remy-Schumacher has won first prizes at numerous international competitions and is an accomplished international concert soloist, including performances at Carnegie Hall in New York and Wigmore Hall in London. She recently released a CD of cello compositions by Sam Magrill. 

Dr. Hong Zhu made his violin solo debut at age 15 in Guiyang, China; seven years later, he was awarded England's Menuhin Prize as a member of the China Youth String Quartet. As both a musician and concertmaster, he has performed around the world.

The Cameron University Theatre is located at the corner of 27th & A Avenue in the Louise D. McMahon Fine Arts Complex on the Cameron campus.

For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Music at 580.581.2440.

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October 3, 2008

PR# 08-163