Friday, January 15, 2010
The University of West Georgia and the Department of Music will host its first concert with cellist Stephen Framil on Thursday, January 21, at 8:15 p.m. in Kathy Cashen Hall. The concert is free and the community is invited to attend.
Framil is a concert soloist and chamber musician who has studied with the great cellists of the world including Jan—s Starker, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Helga Winold and the late Rostislav Dubinsky.
He has distinguished himself on the world stage as the first American cellist to perform in Hanoi since the Vietnam War and as a musician who has performed around the globe in more than a dozen venues in Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia and the United States.
For Thursday’s recital, internationally acclaimed pianist Peter Cooper will accompany Framil. 2010 is a centennial celebration of the birth year of Samuel Barber, the American composer, and a bicentennial celebration of the birth year for Robert Schumann and Frédéric Chopin.
The repertoire celebrates those events with “Sonata in C minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 6” by Barber, Schumann’s “Five Pieces in Folk Style, Op. 102” and “Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 65” by Chopin.
For more information, call 678-839-6516.