Cameron University piano students to present a “Chamber Music Soirée”

Cameron University piano students will present a unique concert of chamber music on Friday, February 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the McCutcheon Recital Hall. Pianists Tristi Chan, Jiha Choi, Kassandra Duran, Elizabeth Hill, Amanda Morales, Ryan Pipkins and Todd Stuart will be joined by guest student performers Melissa Delgado on flute, Lorenzo Diaz on trumpet, Grant Johnson on marimba and vocalists Jonathan Phelps and Anjelika Ramsdell. A reception will follow the concert. Admission is free.

Chamber music, which dates back to as early as the seventeenth century, was originally performed in a small room in an intimate setting by two or more musicians making music together. This practice of collaboration remains as an essential part of many professional musicians’ lives today. Through collaborating with other colleagues, musicians learn to play together, support and listen to each other, and develop social skills as well.

Friday evening’s program will cover a variety of composers and genres. There will be delightful four-hand piano music by Dvorak, Mozart and Debussy as well as the beautiful Pavane for flute, two voices and piano written by Fauré. The program will conclude with a work by Cameron’s composition professor, Greg Hoepfner, titled “…..and they were fierce” scored for trumpet, marimba and piano. This work was inspired by John Steinbeck’s celebrated novel The Grapes of Wrath and was commissioned by the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association in 2007.

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

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February 22, 2011

PR# 11-035