Concerts at Hayes School of Music
On Feb. 7 at 8 p.m., ASU’s Hayes School of Music will present “A Musical Potpourri” of diverse and entertaining performances by the school’s distinguished performing faculty and special guest artists.
The musical offerings of the evening will include strings, woodwinds, brass, piano and voice in various combinations performing works designed to delight an audience.
For this concert, there is no admission charge, but the Hayes School of Music is accepting donations at the door in any amount for the Hunger and Health Coalition of Boone.
Donations will be tax deductible, and donors will receive a receipt from the organization upon request. The concert takes place in Rosen Concert Hall in the Broyhill Music Center on Rivers Street.
‘Songs of Love, Loss and Life by Women Composers’ Feb. 9
A Feb. 9 recital at Appalachian State University features the works of women composers. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.
“Women’s Voices: Songs of Love, Loss and Life by Women Composers” features flutist Kay Borkowski, soprano Linda Larson and pianist Bair Shagdaron.
The program includes “Ecstasy, Op. 19, No. 2” and “A Cradle Song of the Lonely Mother “ by Amy Beach, “Six Japanese Songs” by Margaret Garwood, “Legacy” by Jennifer Higdon and “Center Field Girl” by Libby Larsen, and others.
Romantic masterpieces performed Feb. 12
Concertgoers will be treated to a range of musical emotions during a Feb. 12 performance by the Appalachian Philharmonia from Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music. The free performance begins at 2 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.
The Philharmonia, comprised of faculty and student musicians, is led by conductor Cornelia Laemmli Orth. Guest soloist is violist Margarita Vargas-Machuca, one of the winners of the Hayes School of Music’s Concerto-Aria Competition. Vargas-Machuca is a graduate student in the music school.
The theme of the concert is “Romantic Masterpieces” with works by Bedrich Smetana, Miklos Rozsa and Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky.
Clarinetist Andrea Cheeseman performs Feb. 13
Clarinetist Andrea L. Cheeseman, will present a faculty recital on Monday, Feb. 13, beginning at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free. Joining Cheeseman will be violinist Nancy Bargerstock, violist Eric Koontz and pianists Susan Slingland and Bair Shagdaron.
The program opens with three movements from Max Bruch’s “Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 83.” Bruch composed for his son who was a noted clarinetist. Written in the German romantic tradition, the pieces feature rich, melodic themes.
The contemporary composition, “Diamond Street,” a clarinet solo written by Kimmo Hakola, will also be performed. The piece was inspired by Hakola’s visit to Antwerp’s famous diamond district.
The program concludes with two movements from Béla Bartók’s “Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano.” The movements were written in contrasting styles and rhythms based on Hungarian and Romanian folkdances, as well as jazz and the blues.