Weekend Events to Strike a Chord With Classical Music Fans
Virtuoso Guitarist and Piano Duo to Perform in Separate UT Dallas Campus Concerts
The School of Arts and Humanities has scheduled back-to-back classical music concerts this weekend with performances by a guitar virtuoso and a piano duo on separate nights.
Javier Calderón gives a guitar concert on Friday, Feb. 3, at 8 p.m. Calderón is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Music, where he heads the guitar program that he also founded.
“Javier Calderón is among the elite of the classical guitarists, and it’s wonderful to have him here. He is a very colorful player,” said Dr. Enric Madriguera, director of guitar studies at UT Dallas.
Calderón has a unique style of interpretation, which draws a variety of sounds from the guitar. He has played in New York’s Carnegie Hall, and in Madrid, Buenos Aires, Taipei, Bonn, Mexico City and Seoul.
Calderón will present Ancient Spanish Dances by Abel Carlevaro, Prelude and Fugue for Lute by J.S. Bach and more.
Fenia Chang (above) and
Evelyn Chen make up the Euphonia Duo.
The music continues Saturday, Feb. 4, with a piano concert for four hands. The Euphonia Duo, made up of Fenia Chang and Evelyn Chen, will perform An Evening of Piano Rhapsody in the Jonsson Performance Hall at 8 p.m.
The concert will feature pieces by Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms and Franz Liszt.
Chang is the founder and artistic director of the Asian-American Performing Arts Association of Texas. She served as the accompanist for the Women’s Youth Choir of Greater Dallas from 2009 to 2010. She also maintains a private piano studio in Plano, Texas. Chang has been on piano faculty of Texas A&M University-Commerce and served as the vice president of the Hunt County Music Teachers Association.
Her achievement in competitions includes the top prizes at the Elizabeth Davis International Piano Competition.
Chen has performed with numerous orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestra.
Chen has won several international competitions, including First Prize in the Bach International Competition in Washington, D.C. She was the 1994 Petschek Award Winner at the Juilliard School, where she received a Doctor of Musical Arts. Chen is currently an associate professor at Teachers College at Columbia University.
Both events are free to students with UT Dallas photo IDs at the venue box office the night of the event. Discounts are available to faculty, staff, alumni, retirees and students from other universities. Email the Arts and Performance Office for more information.
The Bryce and Jonelle Jordan Scholarship Fund For Students in the Creative and Performing Arts is now accepting applications. Details on the School of Arts and Humanities website.
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