Dexter and Chavannes to Give Concert on March 25

The UALR Department of Music presents flutist Anesha Dexter and pianist David Chavannes in concert on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Building on the UALR Campus. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Department of Music at 501.569.3294.

Dexter is an active performer and chamber musician with a passion for teaching. Her performances have featured her as a soloist with both the University of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and the Arkansas Tech University Wind Ensemble. She was also invited to perform at the National Association of Music Merchants Show in 2010 and 2012.

She has taught master classes and given performances at middle and high schools throughout central Arkansas as well as at the Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair in Reston, Virginia. She currently studies with Mary Posses, but has been accepted to the Royal Academy of Music in London. She will begin studies with William Bennett there this fall. Dexter is a flute artist for the Avanti and James Galway Spirit flutes by Conn-Selmer, Inc.

Chavannes is an eager collaborator with young composers and performers, he has worked with the Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble, Lily Floeter, and others to premiere works by a number of composers. He was also trained as a choral conductor under Paul Tucker at the University of Kansas.

Chavannes has worked in the flute studios of Mary Posses, David Fedele, and Na’ama Lion, and in the voice studios of Joyce Castle, Julia Broxholm, and Faith Esham. He works as a vocal coach and accompanist in Lawrence, Kansas and studies piano with Steven Spooner.

Program:

Sonata in A major BWV 1032                                   J.S. Bach Sonata
I.   Vivace                                                       (1685-1750)
II.  Largo
III. Allegro

Sonata Appasioinata, Op 140 for solo flute           Sigrid Karg-Elert
(1877-1933)

Three Romances, Op 94                                            Robert Schumann
I.   Nicht Schnell                                          (1810-1856)
II.  Einfach, innig
III. Nicht Schnell

Intermission

Fantasie                                                                         Gabriel Faure
(1845-1924)

Sonata for flute and piano                                          Bohuslav Martinu
I.   Allegro moderato                                     (1890-1957)
II.  Adagio
III. Allegro poco moderato

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