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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Michael Palumbo and Friends @ Weber State (Allred Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, November 12)

Michael Palumbo and Friends

Who:                Weber State University Department of Performing Arts
What:        Michael Palumbo, faculty viola recital
When:        Monday, 12 November 2012, 7:30 pm
Where:        Allred Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts

The Weber State University Department of Performing Arts presents Michael A. Palumbo, Director of Orchestral Studies and Professor of Viola, in a faculty viola recital on Monday evening, November 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Allred Theatre, Val. A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts.  Collaborating with Palumbo on this concert will be Mezzo Soprano Natalie Easter, and pianist Gerta Wiemer.

Natalie is a graduate of the University of Utah, and recently completed a Master´s Degree at the University of Kansas, where she studied opera. Gerta Wiemer is a member of the adjunct piano faculty at WSU.  She teaches private piano, Class Piano, and Fundamentals of Music.

Michael Palumbo is currently in his 31st year as a member of the faculty at WSU, where he also is the Director of the WSU String Project.  In addition to conducting and administering the orchestra program and teaching viola, he is the violist with the Browning String Quartet, the associate principal violist of the Ballet West Orchestra, and is an assistant conductor for Ballet West.

Repertoire for this short recital will include the Suite No. 5 by Johann Sebastian Bach, Two Songs, Opus 91, for Mezzo Soprano, Viola, and Piano by Johannes Brahms, and Dreams by Rachel Matthews.  Matthews´ composition Dreams was chosen as the winning composition at the American Viola Society´s 2010 Maurice Garner Viola Composition Competition.

The recital is free and open to the public.  Children 8 years of age and older are welcome to attend.
For more information about this performance, please contact Dr. Michael Palumbo at 626-6991 or mpalumbo@weber.edu.

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