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Chamber Music Festival to offer free concerts

The NDSU Chamber Music Festival, scheduled for May 22-26, will feature a free series of intimate and dynamic concerts featuring NDSU student pianists and world-class string players performing chamber music masterworks. The concerts are set to be held in Beckwith Recital Hall.

Internationally renowned cellist Colin Carr, soloist and faculty at the Royal Academy of Music in London, is scheduled to perform along with members of the F-M Symphony Orchestra and faculty from NDSU, Concordia College and Ohio University. 

Festival concerts include:

Opening concert

Sunday, May 22, 2 p.m.

Johannes Brahms, Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 78 

Eric Olson, violin and Tyler Wottrich, piano

Gabriel Fauré, Piano Quartet in g minor, Op. 45

Dawn Dongeun Wohn, violin; Megan Griffin, viola; William Comita, cello; and Tyler Wottrich, piano 

Colin Carr chamber music master class

Tuesday, May 24, noon

Felix Mendelssohn, String Octet, Op. 20 

Cellist Colin Carr will work with students from Davies High School Orchestra, Michal Lang, director 

Festival concert I

Wednesday, May 25, 7:30 p.m.

Philippe Gaubert, Aquarelle No. 1, "Par un clair matin"

Bryan Keidel, piano; Elizabeth York, violin; and Elise Nelson, cello 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Quartet in g minor, K. 478

Eric Olson, violin; Megan Griffin, viola; and Marie-Elaine Gagnon, cello

Ludwig van Beethoven, Ten Variations on Wenzel Müller's "I Am the Tailor Kakadu," Op. 121a

Cydney Berlinger, piano; Dawn Dongeun Wohn, violin; and Colin Carr, cello

Philippe Gaubert, Aquarelle No. 2, "Soir d'automne"

Kristina Rockstad, piano; Elizabeth York, violin; and Elise Nelson, cello

Johannes Brahms, Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8

Dawn Dongeun Wohn, violin and William Comita, cello

• Festival concert II

Thursday, May 26, 7:30 p.m.

Lili Boulanger, "D'un soir triste"

Carson Covey, piano; Eric Olson, violin; and William Comita, cello

Anton Arensky, Piano Trio in d minor, Op. 32

Yechun Wang, piano; Sonja Harasim, violin; and Marie-Elaine Gagnon, cello

Lili Boulanger, "D'un matin de printemps"

Victoria Wright, piano; Eric Olson, violin; and William Comita, cello

Antonin Dvorak, Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81

Benton Schmidt, piano; Eric Olson, violin; Sonja Harasim, violin; Megan Griffin, viola; and Colin Carr, cello

• Open rehearsals

Monday, May 23

Arensky Piano Trio in d minor, 10 a.m.-noon

Mozart Piano Quartet in g minor, 2-4 p.m.

Brahms Piano Trio in B major, 6-8 p.m.

Tuesday, May 24

Boulanger Two Trio Pieces, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Beethoven Kakadu Variations, 2-3:30 p.m.

Dvorak Piano Quintet in A major, 4-5:30 p.m.

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