Friday, September 18, 2009
The University of West Georgia and the Department of Music will host its first recital of the season with violinist Alfonso Lopez and pianist Michelle Tabor in Kathy Cashen Recital Hall, Monday, September 21, at 8:15 pm. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.
Alfonso Lopez is concertmaster of the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra, the national symphony of Venezuela, the oldest and the principal orchestra of the country. He is also a professor of violin at the Emil Friedman School, the outstanding private musical and general educational institution in the country, founded in 1949 by Friedman, a Czech violinist and conductor.
Dr. Michelle Tabor has studied music at Tulane University and the University of Denver before earning her doctorate at Florida State University. Dr. Tabor grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, and has pursued research interests in Latin American art music of the twentieth century contributing articles and performing lecture recitals on various Latin American composers.
In 2001 she presented a series of recitals in Caracas with flutist Karen Garrison, a member of the music faculty at Auburn University. She has performed recitals with other Venezuelan violinists throughout the southeastern U.S., and presented lectures and recitals at national and regional meetings of the CMS. Lopez and Tabor have performed together in the U.S. and Venezuela since 2004.
The recital will feature sonatas by Mozart and Schumann in addition to several short dance-inspired pieces by Brahms, Dvorak, Albeniz and Granados.
For more information on this and other music events, call 678-839-6516 or visit www.westga.edu/music.