HSU Faculty Artist Series LIVESTREAM Concert
Please join the faculty of the Humboldt State University Music Department as they return to the Fulkerson Recital Hall stage for their first-ever LIVESTREAM Faculty Artist Concert, accessible any place you have a device and internet access, on Saturday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. This Faculty Artist Series concert will include some of the region’s most popular and talented classical musicians, who also happen to be HSU music faculty. Violinist and Department Chair Cindy Moyer is happy to share her enthusiasm for a return to local chamber music making. “After all the challenges and shut-downs associated with COVID,” she says, “I think I can speak for all my colleagues when I say how excited we all are that vaccines are making it possible for us to make music with each other again, even if we’ve not yet gotten to the point where we can have a live audience.” The Music Faculty are delighted to be able to provide this LIVESTREAM concert free of charge. In non-Covid times, in-person ticket sales for this concert would have been used to fund student scholarships. You may contribute to the scholarship fund at https://alumni.humboldt.edu/giving/music. Please use the link https://youtu.be/JfNfq4yjiXo to access the concert via LIVESTREAM. Viewers should expect popular standard repertoire by Mozart and Beethoven interspersed with accessible, fresh sounds from several 20th and 21st century composers. Soprano Elisabeth Harrington will sing “Temerari, sortite fuori di questo loco!…Come scoglio” from Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, with John Chernoff on the piano. The first movement of Beethoven’s Sonata in g minor, Op. 5, No. 2 will be performed by Garrick Woods on cello and Daniela Mineva on piano. For Variations on a Guyanese Folksong by American composer and educator Adolphus Hailstork, pianist Mineva will be joined by violinist Cindy Moyer. “The Hailstork is a really fun piece,” says Moyer. “Guyana is very near Trinidad and Tobago, and this music reminds me of the steel pan music of Trinidad. I’m very much enjoying getting to play Calypso-Band-style music on the violin.” The first movement of Trio in D Major, Opus 70, No. 1 by Beethoven will be played by Moyer on the violin, Woods on the cello, and Xiaowen Xu on piano. All four movements of Suite by Darius Milhaud will be played by clarinetist Virginia Ryder with violinist Moyer and pianist Chernoff. Five Southern Songs by prominent American composer William Presser is a work composed for brass quartet and will be performed by Chris Cox on trumpet, Ronite Gluck on horn, Dan Aldag on trombone and Fred Tempas on tuba. The second and third movements of Four Rags for Two Jons by award winning American pianist and composer John Novacek will be played by Ryder on the clarinet and Chernoff on the piano. “Finding this particular work was a positive thing that happened during the early months of Covid lockdown,” says Ryder. “I heard it for the first time while streaming the ‘Concerts at Home’ series by Santa Barbara based Camerata Pacifica and I remember literally jumping out of my chair at the conclusion to find out how I could get a copy of the sheet music. When I couldn’t find it for sale, I contacted Camerata’s clarinetist who was kind enough to put me in contact with the composer, and I had the music in my hands a few days later.” Please join the HSU Music Faculty for this historic concert, and keep looking for the silver linings.
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