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Music Department’s Faculty Showcase set for Aug. 30

The fall performance schedule for Georgia Southern’s Department of Music opens Thursday, Aug. 30, at 7:30 p.m. with the Faculty Showcase, a series of performances by the University’s exceptionally talented music faculty. This free concert will take place at Georgia Southern’s Performing Arts Center, corner of Chandler and Plant Roads in Statesboro.

The Faculty Showcase provides an opportunity for the Statesboro community, as well as other faculty, staff, and students at Georgia Southern, to see performances by longtime favorites and by faculty members new to the University.

‘There’s a lot of variety and interest in this year’s Faculty Showcase,” said music faculty member Karla Qualls, who is not only coordinating the program, but also accompanying several performers.

Among the new faculty members in the Showcase will be pianist David Murray, described as ‘the perfect collaborator” by the New York Concert Review. For the Showcase he will perform Franz Schubert’s Impromptu in F Minor, D 935, No. 4. Another new faculty member, vocal instructor Arrika Gregory, will sing ‘Va! Laisse couler mes larmes” from Werther, an opera by Massenet.

The Faculty Showcase also includes a number of ensembles, including the Magellan String Quartet, playing Dvorak’s Quartet in F Major; the Brass Quintet, playing Samba Verde, a composition by quintet member Bill Schmid; and a vocal ensemble singing P.D.Q. Bach.

More information about the Department of Music at Georgia Southern University is available on the Web at http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/music/.

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