Cello and Piano Faculty Recital to Be Performed Feb. 13

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 28, 2005 — Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Music will present a faculty cello and piano recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13, in the historic Old St. Vincent’s Church in downtown Cape Girardeau. 

The concert is open to the public and will be performed by Southeast faculty member Sara Edgerton on cello, accompanied by her husband, Paul Thompson, on piano.

The concert, entitled “Cello Music Through the Ages,” will include a sampling of music for cello and piano written by composers from the 18th century to today.  It also will include some very well-known works as well as lesser known gems for the cello.  Among the compositions presented will be Vivaldi’s popular “Sonata No. 5 in E Minor,” a standard work for the cello from the Baroque era.  Also on the program will be the perennial favorites, “Salut d’Amour” and “The Swan,” by Romantic composers Sir Edward Elgar and Camille Saint-Saëns.

Two major composers of the 20th century, Alan Hovhaness and Paul Hindemith, also will be included on the program.  Hovhaness’ atmospheric “Suite for Cello and Piano” and Hindemith’s energetic and spirited “Sonata for Solo Cello” will be performed.

This concert should be an enjoyable sampling of cello and piano music from many eras and will include an intriguing mixture of well-known melodies along with hidden gems for these instruments. 

For more information and to purchase tickets for this program, please contact the Performing Arts Box Office at (573) 651-2265.