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USD Hosts 4th Annual Summer Chamber Music Festival

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

orchestra-1The fourth annual Summer Chamber Music Festival from July 5 to 11 will once again bring the sounds of Beethoven and Bach to the University of San Diego campus.

“This is an excellent opportunity to hear music by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, and other great composers performed by some very talented musicians of all ages,” said Angela Yeung, Ph.D., director of the Summer Chamber Music Festival who also directs USD’s Music Program, Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Music Ensembles.

The festival includes an opening concert by USD faculty members at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, in USD’s Shiley Theatre; an evening concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, in USD’s French Parlor and closing concerts at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, in the Shiley Theatre. Tickets for these concerts are $12; $8 for students and seniors.

Noontime concerts each weekday are free. Music-lovers are invited to bring a lunch. The public also can attend rehearsals and master classes as auditors.

This year’s festival musicans range in age from 9 to 66. Most are local or from California, but there is one coming from from South Korea and others from New York and Colorado. They will be instructed by members of the San Diego Symphony and faculty members from the USD Music Program, who will also participate in the performances.

The standard chamber music ensembles including piano trios, string quartets and woodwind quartets will perform throughout the week.

USD’s Music Program and University of the Third  Age program are sponsoring the festival.

— Liz Harman

For a full schedule of performances  go to www.sandiego.edu/symphony or call 619-260-4106.

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