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Swedish flutist, English pianist kick off International Week

Internationally acclaimed Swedish flutist Goran Marcusson, along with English pianist Tim Carey, will kick off Georgia Southern University’s International Week on Monday, November 12, at 11 a.m. with a concert in the Ballroom of the Russell Student Union. The concert will be followed by a masterclass for flutists from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Williams Center and a concert at the Averitt Center at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend each event free of charge.

The 11 a.m. concert in the Russell Union Ballroom will be a series of light flute and piano pieces from around the world, especially featuring the music of Scandanavia. The masterclass for flutists at 2 p.m. will begin with a flute ‘play-in,” and flutists are invited to bring their instruments so they can participate.

The 7:30 p.m. concert at the Emma Kelly Theater at the Averitt Center will feature music by Philippe Gaubert, Claude Debussy, Otar Taktakshvili, J. Gade, Jean Sibelius, Wilhelm Stenhammar, Wilhelm Peterson-Berger and Hugo Alfven. There will be a reception in the Averitt Center Gallery after the concert.

Goran Marcusson burst onto the American flute scene in 1987, winning the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition. His CDs, which have received rave reviews, include The Nordic Flute, The Swedish Romantic Flute, and his latest, Inspiration. He plays with the GotesborgsMusiken Chamber Ensemble in his native Sweden and also manages to keep a busy international schedule, giving solo appearances in the U.S., South America, Asia, and throughout Europe. Each year he performs at the Newport Chamber Music Festival in Rhode Island and teaches masterclasses at the Wildacres Flute Retreat in North Carolina.

Tim Carey manages a career that encompasses many areas. He regularly is featured as soloist with orchestras, and he works as an orchestral keyboard player with the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia and the Ulster Orchestra. He is in much demand as a teacher and his collaborations with world-famous flutists are legendary, earning him the nickname ‘Tim Philharmonic” because of his ability to make any piano sound like a full orchestra.

For more information about these events, please phone the Department of Music at 912-681-5396.

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