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CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SOLOISTS – Pianist Kenneth
Boulton, left, and Bryan DePoy, trumpet, right, members of Southeastern
Louisiana University’s music faculty, and graduate student Emanuela Lacraru,
violin, center, will be featured as soloists with the Southeastern Chamber
Orchestra on April 26. The free concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the
Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond.
APRIL 26 CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT FEATURES
FACULTY, STUDENT SOLOISTS
HAMMOND -- The Southeastern
Louisiana University Chamber Orchestra will perform a program of chamber
music classics, accompanied by faculty and student soloists, April 26 at
the university’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Conducted by Yakov Voldman,
the orchestra’s program will include works by Vivaldi, Bach, Haydn and
Saint-Saens. The free concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the downtown Hammond
theater, located at 220 E. Thomas Street.
Pianist Kenneth Boulton,
assistant professor of music, will be featured as soloist in Bach’s “Cembalo
Concerto in E Major.” Boulton, who is also director of the Department of
Music and Dramatic Arts’ Community Music School, joined the Southeastern
faculty in 2003.
He has performed extensively
as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and in Europe.
His debut recordings of Elie Siegmeister’s major works for solo piano,
released in 1999 on compact disc by Naxos, have garnered international
critical acclaim and have been described as “dynamically charged, fiercely
committed, and brilliantly virtuostic.”
A Seattle native, Boulton
earned his bachelor’s degree from Washington State University. In
addition, he has a master’s and doctorate degree in piano performance from
the University of Maryland at College Park, where his teachers included
Nelita True and Thomas Schumacher.
Bryan DePoy, trumpet, will
be the soloist in Joseph Haydn’s “Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in
E Flat Major.” DePoy received his bachelor's degree from Indiana University
School of Music, master's degree from the University of New Mexico, and
doctoral degree from Florida State University. He has performed with numerous
orchestras and is a former member of the renowned New Mexico Brass Quintet.
He can be heard on the group’s highly acclaimed compact disc titled "Forte!"
He can also be heard on a compact disc with the Calvary Brass Choir on
a recording featuring music for brass and choir. As a clinician,
he has been a guest of universities in America and abroad.
student Emanuela Lacraru, violin, will perform with the orchestra in Camille
de Saint-Saens’ “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso” for violin and orchestra.
Lacraru, who is the concertmaster of the Southeastern Chamber Orchestra,
is a native of Bucharest, Romania. She finished her undergraduate studies
and Licentiate Diploma at the National University for Music, Bucharest.
Lacraru is a member of
the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, the Rapides Symphony Orchestra (as
principal second violin), and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. She also
played in various chamber ensembles, including Southeastern’s Lyric Quartet,
and took part in the Brevard Music Festival.
The orchestra also will
perform Antonio Vivaldi’s “concerto in D Minor” and Joseph Haydn’s “Farewell
The Chamber Orchestra concert
is part of “Encore!”, the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts’ spring
performing arts series. For additional information, contact the department,