Fifth Annual International Chamber Music Festival
Posted: 09/02/2010

Fifth Annual International Chamber
Music Festival at TAMIU

Take a musical journey at the Texas A&M International University International Chamber Music Festival Friday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Now in its fifth year, the Music Festival includes performances by the University College of Arts and Sciences Department of Fine and Performing Arts faculty and guest artists.

TAMIU faculty include: Dr. Susan Berdahl, flute, associate professor of flute and musicology; Dr. David García, clarinet, director of bands; Dr. Friedrich Gechter, piano, associate professor, music and piano; Jerry Quintero, piano, visiting instructor of music and director of mariachi; Dr. Yu-Mei Huang, piano, assistant professor of music and strings; Suzanne Ramo, soprano, adjunct instructor of music/voice; and Dr. Gilberto Soto, guitar, professor of music and guitar and TAMIU Guitar Ensemble director.

Guest artist: Dr. Xiaohu Zhou, director, La-ReDo Music Academy and Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra bassoonist; Joe Guerra, drums; Robert López, trumpet; Dr. Kevin Linberg, bass; Ric Cortez, guitar and Stringendo String Quintet—Melissa Treviño, violin; Alma Vázquez, violin; Justin Balli, cello; Jesús Jimenez, cello; Philip Balli, bass.

The evening’s program includes music written by Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Dizzie Gillespie, George Gershwin and a special arrangement of popular hit music by Dr. Soto.

To have an event reminder sent by e-mail or text or downloaded to your calendar, visit the University’s online calendar, @TAMIU, located at tamiu.edu/calendar

For a list of upcoming arts events, you may also call 956.326.ARTS (2787).

For more information, contact Dr. Huang at 326.2664 or yhuang@tamiu.edu or visit offices in CFPA 208B.

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.


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