Faculty Chamber Music Recital Opens Sound Choices Spring Series

Posted on 3/13/2019 12:30:59 PM

Faculty Chamber 737As part of its Sound Choices series, the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Department of Music will present the Faculty Chamber Music Recital on Thursday, March 21, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall. The IUP Music faculty will bring light to great pieces of music that may be lesser known.

Historically, chamber music has been a form of classical music consisting of small ensembles that traditionally can fit in a home—whether that was a palace chamber or a large room. It was often done by amateur musicians in their homes, but it has grown to be common for chamber music to be played by professionals in recital halls in more recent years.

“Chamber music is often described as a conversation among friends,” said Linda Jennings, faculty member of the IUP Department of Music. “As such, I am delighted to bring together musical conversations with my friends in the Music Department to share with the audience.”

The group consists of the following IUP Department of Music faculty members: Linda Jennings, cello; Rosemary Engelstad, clarinet; Evan Engelstad, piano; Theresa Wacker, flute; Henry Wong Doe, piano; Mary Logan Hastings, soprano; Raquel Winnica Young, mezzo soprano; and Christine Clewell, piano. Some of the works they will be performing include Johannes Brahms’ “Trio in A minor, Op. 114 for Clarinet, Cello and Piano,” Samuel Magrill’s “Song of Shalom,” and Leonard Bernstein’s “Dream with Me.”

Tickets for this event are available for purchase online through the Lively Arts website or by calling the ticket hotline at 724-357-1313. They can also be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office in Fisher Auditorium. Any seats remaining will be sold at the door starting one hour prior to the performance. Tickets are priced at $11 for regular admission, $9 for seniors and groups, and $7 for I-Card, military, students, and children. Online tickets are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To avoid a $3/ticket fee, patrons may purchase their tickets in advance of the day of the show in the ticket office. The ticket hotline and ticket office in Fisher Auditorium are open from noon to 5:00 p.m. weekdays. The ticket office is closed for university holidays. For more information on this and other events as well as group tickets within the Lively Arts, call 724-357-2787 (ARTS) or email lively-arts@iup.edu.

Sounds Choices is a series of the Lively Arts and is produced by the Department of Music. The Lively Arts, a program of the College of Fine Arts, presents nearly 200 performances, programs, and exhibits annually