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2009 Spring The Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival closes its season with trios, quartets and quintets. The March 19–20 program will feature Haydn’s Piano Trio in C, Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E-flat major and Faure’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in C-minor. Performers will be ECU’s Ara Gregorian, violin; Shai Wosner, piano; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; and Zvi Plesser, cello. The finale April 30 and May 1 will consist of Bloch’s Piano Quintet No. 1 and Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in est artist u A. Joining Gregorian will be g al p ci n ents be the pri guests Thomas Sauer, piano; ith most ev w reelon will , F 8 a –1 n n 16 e l n n N stival Apri Soovin Kim, violin; Elina Vahala, cent Hilto e ja F Jazz singer ad zz d Ja an r e r ly Taylo Freelon, th tion Cente il en violin; and Amit Peled, cello. h P nv o for the Bil to C ed na was e Greenville urham and is marri The programs will be played in nter. Nnen ce held at th D t in en d u es st elon liv signed by CU’s new d E Fletcher Recital Hall. g an in Hotel. Fre n lis ig sa ive of ho is des t Ellis Mar albums. F architect w jazz pianis er h y f b o 0 ECU Theatre and Dance. The ie 11 9 ill 19 B in ived the as released discovered s, which h ECU-Loessin Playouse series he has rece rd S e o s. th ec n R d io ia at an Columb my nomin in France m zz ra presents Shakespeare’s All’s d G Ja re u u ed d er ute. She to Academie them garn Well That Ends Well April 2–7, Jazz Instit 2008. d from the al in ar n w d io A at an N B ay Holid niversary n d from the and the season concludes A ar w th A 0 5 ke Festival’s hich will Eubie Bla April 23–28 with Dance e festival, w nterey Jazz th o s M s se ie e o th cl ud . h st .m wit or of jazz 2009, the annual program ct ance at 8 p ire rm d ., fo Jr er l p pril 18 clude a free ll V. Dashiel in ro ill ar featuring ECU dancers in w C f Freelon’s A al o iv n e directio ays the fest rmance by ballet, modern, jazz and eted perfo run under th f Music. Over three d ck ti s a ue n, iq o ol o at the Hilt er, and crit nt 16 tap. The Family Fare series l ce ri in the Scho p n o A ti e m en s” progra pril 18 at th at the conv winds up April 17 with an “Jazz Bone sembles A le April 17 en b zz em ja l ns o E zz ECU Storybook Theatre middle scho d the ECU Ja an l o ho high sc production of Willy Wonka, of visiting center. based on the book by Roald convention Dahl. The ECU production will be the musical version, with music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and The ECU Opera Theatre’s spring performances and one afternoon Anthony Newley. production will be Puccini’s performance, which will be sung Madama Butterfly March 4, 5 and 6 in Fletcher Recital Hall. John Kramar will direct three evening


in Italian and accompanied by the ECU Symphony Orchestra.

The ninth annual NewMusic@ ECU Festival takes place Feb.

25–March 1, with the Daedalus Quartet and Pulsoptional among the featured guest performers. Festival director Edward Jacobs planned seven concerts, along with master classes with visiting composers, performers and conductors, and reading sessions of student composers’ works. New this year is an orchestra composition competition. Among the ECU performers will be the Chamber Singers, Feb. 26 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church; NewMusic Camerata, Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 at Fletcher Recital Hall; and Symphony Orchestra, March 1 at Wright Auditorium. Clarinetist Christopher Grymes of the music faculty will lead off the festival Feb. 25 with a program at the Starlight Café. ECU Symphony programs in late winter and early spring will include an unusual range of musical selections and also will highlight winners of orchestral composition and concerto competitions. A March 1 concert in Wright Auditorium at 3 p.m. that is part of the NewMusic Festival will include Folksongs of the Vikings, a work by David Dahlgren for tuba and string orchestra, which will feature tuba soloist Tom McCaslin, and a world premiere piece by Marc Faris of the Music School’s composition program. Faris also is a co-founder of Pulsoptional, the ensemble scheduled to play in the NewMusic Festival. The April

East Spring 2009  
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