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SOUTHEASTERN STRINGS – Southeastern Louisiana University string
students will perform a pair of free concerts at 7:30 p.m. on April 1 and
7 at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium. From left, are, Natalia Vacarciuc,
cello; Hristo Birbochukov, piano; Valentin Nicolaescu, violin; Emanuela
Lacraru, violin; Serban Petrescu, violin; Floreta Ioana Velicu, cello;
Alexandru Ureche, violin; Hristo Hristov, viola; Ausra Jasineviciute, viola;
and Simina Renea, viola.
SOUTHEASTERN STRING STUDENTS TO PERFORM
HAMMOND -- A pair of concerts,
scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 1 and 7 at Southeastern Louisiana University’s
Pottle Music Building Auditorium, will showcase the talents of the music
and dramatic arts department’s string students.
The musicians are all international
students and are studying with the director of Southeastern’s string program,
On April 1, the Graduate String
Quartet will perform Franz Schubert’s Quartet in D Minor “Death and the
Maiden,” D. 810, and Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 3, F Major, Op. 73. Members
of the quartet are Alexandru Ureche and Valentin Nicolaescu, violin; and
Natalia Vacarciuc, cello, all of Chisinau, Moldova; and Ausra Jasineviciute,
viola, of Rokiskis, Lithuania.
Nine string students, including
the Graduate and the Lyric string quartets, will share the stage for an
evening of chamber music on April 7. The Graduate String Quartet and pianist
Hristo Birbochukov, a graduate student from Haskovo, Bulgaria, will perform
Schumann’s Quintet for piano and string quartet, Op.44. All nine musicians
will join together to play Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s Octet E flat Major,
Members of the Lyric Quartet,
who are all from Romania, are Serban Petrescu and Emanuela Lacraru, violin;
Simina Renea, viola; and Floreta Ioana Velicu, cello. Also performing is
violist Hristo Hristov of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.
In addition to the concerts,
the string program will host two masterclasses by Peter Salaff, director
of string chamber music at the Cleveland Institute of Music. The public
is invited to the classes, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. April 1 and 10 a.m.
April 2 in the Music Annex choral room (163).
A founding member of the Cleveland
Quartet, Salaff received a Grammy Award, seven Grammy nominations and “Best
of the Year” awards from “Time” and “Stereo Review” magazines for recordings
of more than 50 chamber works on major labels. The Cleveland Quartet’s
many concerts included tours of the former Soviet Union, South America,
Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, and Israel, in addition to U.S. and Canada.
Ensembles Salaff has coached have garnered prestigious international awards.
The concerts and masterclasses
are free. For additional information, contact the music and dramatic arts
department at 985-549-2184.