Southeast Chamber Music Institute Announces Upcoming Performances

by News Bureau on Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2012

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 27, 2012 – The First Annual Southeast Chamber Music Institute will hold two concerts featuring Chamber Institute faculty and students July 12 and 14 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

Both concerts are free and open to the public.

The first concert will be a faculty chamber music recital at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12. Recital performers will include Southeast Missouri State University faculty members Paul Thompson, flute; Sara Edgerton, cello; Brandon Christensen, violin; and Patrick Rafferty, guitar. They will be joined by guest artist Jennifer Lim Judd on the piano. Selections to be performed include works by Mozart, Takemitsu, Piazzolla, Rota and Mendelssohn. The focus of this concert will be on engaging, appealing works for a combination of instrumental timbres and sonorities.

A second chamber music concert will be presented at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 14. This concert will feature student ensembles that have been rehearsed and instructed throughout the three-day Institute. Ensembles will include instrumental combinations of strings, flutes, guitars and piano. The students will also perform in larger groupings and, as a full ensemble, will perform the premiere of Southeast faculty member Robert Fruehwald’s new work, “Hymntunes 10,” composed specifically for the Institute.

The Southeast Chamber Music Institute is a new program offering students from the age of 12 upwards the opportunity to work with Southeast music faculty in challenging and engaging chamber music settings. All course offerings and activities will take place at the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Thompson directs the Institute.

The two events will feature diverse and attractive chamber music in an intimate workshop setting.