Now-Feb. 11: CSU Schwob School of Music performances

January 25, 2013 

Columbus State University's Schwob School of Music offers student, faculty and guest performances throughout the year. Many of the student and faculty recitals are free to attend. Save the date for the Feb. 11th performance of the Sō Percussion, a well-known Brooklyn based quartet. The group will perform at RiverCenter's Legacy Hall, and admission is $20. Call 706-649-7225 for more information on any of these performances.

Earl Coleman Studio Recital 4 p.m. Feb 3. RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. Free admission. The Voice Studio of professor Earl Coleman, the William and Isabelle Curry Eminent Faculty Scholar Chair in Voice, presents an Afternoon of the African American Spiritual. The recital features solo spiritual arrangements of Margaret Bonds, Hall Johnson, Lena McLin, Undine Smith Moore, Moses Hogan, and Mark Hayes. Some performing have been winners of vocal competitions at the national, regional, and state levels. The students will be assisted by pianists Janie Lee Bullock and Mary Walker.

Faculty and Guest Artist Recital 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4. RiverCenter's Studio Theatre. Free admission. Faculty artist Michelle DeBruyn, soprano, and guest artist Auburn University's Matthew Hoch, baritone, perform "An Evening of Musical Theatre." Expect solos and duets from classic to contemporary Broadway literature. They are joined by faculty artist Yien Wang on piano.

The Beethoven Project: The Complete Violin Sonatas - Part III: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5. RiverCenter's Studio Theatre. Free admission. Violin students from the studio of professor Sergiu Schwartz, the William B. and Sue Marie Turner Distinguished Faculty Chair in Music, and pianist Alina Sarkisyan, graduate assistant of professor Alexander Kobrin, the L. Rexford Whiddon Distinguished Chair in Piano, take on the unprecedented project of performing the ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Ludwig van Beethoven. The concert concludes the Beethoven Violin Sonatas cycle and features Sarkisyan performing Sonata in G, Op. 30, No. 3 with Sarah Velasco, violin; and the sonatas in A, Op. 47 “Kreutzer” and in G, Op. 96, both with Boris Abramov, violin.

Faculty Recital 4 p.m. Feb. 10. RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. Free admission. Robert Murray, trumpet and Yien Wang, piano, plus special guests will serenade the audience with popular favorites from the trumpet repertoire.

Guest Artist Recital - LegacyLive! Sō Percussion: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11. RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. Admission is $20. Since 1999, Sō Percussion has been creating music that explores all the extremes of emotion and musical possibility. The Brooklyn based quartet has received acclaim for their unusual and exciting music in the United States and internationally.

Guest Artist Recital: 6 p.m. Feb. 18. RiverCenter's Studio Theatre. Free admission. Jason Snider, Fourth Horn of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will be joined by faculty artist Yien Wang on piano. Works by Berge, Gounod and Beethoven.

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