The 2015-16 Park University International Center for Music concert series will commence on Saturday, Oct. 24, with a performance featuring the Halcyon Chamber Players (part of the Halcyon Music Festival), starting at 7:30 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus.
The concert will highlight music from the Belle Époque, a period of western European history dating from the early 1870s through the start of World War I in 1914. The program will include Gabriel Fauré’s “Élégie, Op. 24” and “Piano Quartet No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 15;” Jean-Baptiste Barrière’s “Sonata No. 10 in G. Major for Two Cellos;” and Claude Debussy’s “Sonata for Cellos and Piano in D Minor.”
The Halcyon Music Festival brings world-class musicians and talented young professionals to the Seacoast region of New Hampshire to live, work and play together. Its mission is to create a community where chamber music will be explored and presented at the highest artistic level. The Halcyon Chamber Players consists of cellist David Hardy, pianist Heng-Jin Park (who also directs the HMF) and violist Yizhak Schotten. They will be joined in the concert by violinist Ben Sayevich and cellist Daniel Veis, members of Park University’s internationally acclaimed ICM faculty.
Individual tickets for the concert are $10 (Park University students, faculty and staff with Park ID and children age 12 and under are admitted free). Season tickets for the 2015-16 concert series are $40. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.park.edu/concert.
The next concert in the International Center for Music’s concert season will be Wednesday, Dec. 2, featuring a “side-by-side” performance of ICM faculty and students. For more information about the International Center for Music or the 2015-16 concert season, visit www.park.edu/icm.