The University of Central Arkansas Violin and Viola Studio will be in concert April 24 in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

The performance, free and open to the public, is set to start at 7:30 p.m.

Tatiana Kotcherguina, adjunct instructor of violin and viola, said the program would include “Concerto in C Major” by F. J. Haydn, “Scéne de Ballet” by Ch. de Beriot, “Fantaisie on Two Russian Songs” by H. Vieuxtemps, “Chahagir for Viola Solo” by A. Hovanness, “Polka Infantile” by M. Glinka, “Tango for Violin and Marimba” by A. Piazzolla with a guest Carter Harlan on marimba. “Brandenburg Concerto No. 6” will be performed with soloists Gianni Gambini and Qinqing Yang and conducted by Nelio Zamorano.

“In this recital, we present a variety of genres, music from different countries and eras,” Kotcherguina said. “Pianists Christine Franklin and Christy Huskey will be joining us for the program.”

Kotcherguina said students performing include violin and viola music majors from her studio: Samson Baughman, (violin, prospective UCA student), Abigail McGee (violin, sophomore), Gustavo Fernandes Agreda (violin, performance certificate) and Gianni Gambini (viola, graduate).

Baughman is a junior in high school and is in the process of preparing for his audition in the winter 2018-2019 season for UCA to major in violin. McGee is majoring in speech therapy but has a passion for violin. Since 2010, McGee has been taking lessons with Kotcherguina. Agreda and Gambini are graduating this semester from UCA and will perform selections from their performance certificate and graduate recitals, respectively.

“[For Agreda and Gianni], this performance would be a product of years of studying their instruments,” Kotcherguina said.

A faculty recital featuring Kotcherguina is set for April 25 at 7:30 p.m. She said the program would include Variations “Nightingale” by M. Glinka, two dances from “Romeo and Juliet” by S. Prokofiev, Concerto for Oboe and String Quintet “Down a River of Time” by Eric Ewazen, and The String Sextet in D minor “Souvenir de Florence”by P. I. Tchaikovsky.

“In this recital, viola will be featured as a solo instrument (Glinka), in a viola duo (Prokofiev), and as a part of a large ensemble, which is scored with two extensive viola parts (Tchaikovsky). Concerto for Oboe and String Quintet “Down a River of Time” by American composer Eric Ewazen will feature UCA faculty member Dr. Lorraine Duso as a soloist.

Other UCA faculty participating in the recital are Dr. Carl Anthony (piano), Israel Getzov (violin) and Dr. Stephen Feldman (cello). Guest artists are Algis Staskevicius (violin, HSU upper strings faculty) and former UCA student William Shipley (viola). Tchaikovsky sextet is an ambitious project of collaboration between the faculty members and most advanced graduate students Gianni Gambini (viola) and Sara Vaca Anaya (cello), who will be sharing stage with their teachers in the “Souvenir de Florence”.  Double-bass student Juan Salamanca will be assisting with the interpretation of the Oboe Concerto “Down a River of Time” by Ewazen.

The group is scheduled to perform this piece Aug. 29 in Granada, Spain, at the 47th annual Conference of International Double Reed Society.

“I am glad to bring the music from the two countries I lived in together in one program, and I am thrilled to have such a multinational team joining forces to make this recital possible,” Kotcherguina said.

For additional information, contact Kotcherguina at tatianak@uca.edu.

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