Cellist Sara Edgerton to Present Faculty Recital

by News Bureau on Wednesday, Feb. 01, 2012

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 1, 2012 — Sara Edgerton, a cellist and faculty member in the Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University, will present a recital of music for cello and piano on Sunday, Feb. 12, on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

The recital is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall. Edgerton will perform works for cello and piano by Albinoni and Chopin, and a piano trio by W. A. Mozart. Performing with Edgerton will be Dr. Jennifer Lim-Judd, professor of piano at East Central College, and Brandon Christensen, violin professor at Southeast Missouri State University.

The concert will open with the famous “Adagio in G Minor” by Baroque composer Tomaso Albinoni. Originally written for violin, strings and organ, it has been recently edited and arranged for many different instrumental groups by Remo Giazotto. For this concert, Edgerton and Lim-Judd will perform the Giazotto arrangement for cello and piano. Next on the program will be the “Piano Trio in C Major” by the great Classical Composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This work was composed in 1788, during the final decade of Mozart’s life. Written shortly after Mozart’s famous opera, “Don Giovanni,” this trio shares the melodic inventiveness, drama and lyricism found in all of Mozart’s late works.

The second half of the recital will be a performance of Frederic Chopin’s great Romantic masterpiece for cello and piano, his “Sonata in G Minor.” Chopin wrote this sonata in 1846 and dedicated it to his friend, the cellist August Franchomme. One of just a handful of chamber music pieces by the great pianist/composer Chopin, this work is expansive and expressive, with brilliant, virtuosic writing for both the cellist and pianist. This work was the last work to be published by Chopin in his lifetime, and Chopin performed it in 1848 at his last public recital, with Franchomme on the cello.

“Come and hear a concert of beautiful music for cello and piano by great composers of the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras,” Edgerton said.

The recital is open to the public; tickets for the recital are now available by contacting the River Campus Box Office at (573) 651-2265.