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Live Classical Music @ Fulkerson Recital Hall

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Live Classical Music @ Fulkerson Recital Hall

Live classical music returns to the Fulkerson Recital Hall stage on Saturday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m. Please join the HSU Music Faculty as they present their first Faculty Artist Series concert of the new academic year. Audiences eager to hear some of their favorite local musicians in live performance will have the option of attending the concert in person, or to purchase a LIVESTREAM link, allowing them to attend the concert remotely from their own living room. $15 General, $5 Child aged 12-18, $5 HSU students with ID, $7 Livestream.

Repertoire for the evening includes the Arcata Bay String Quartet playing Chick Corea's grooving cross-over composition No Mystery and Jessie Montgomery's stunning and popular work Strum. Violinist Cindy Moyer and pianist Daniela Mineva perform the beautiful Baroque composition Chaconne in g minor, attributed to Tomaso Antonio Vitali, and Mineva joins cellist Garrick Woods performing the Second Sonata for Cello and Piano by Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu, profoundly and playfully exploring a mid-twentieth century fusion of American jazz and Czech folk music.

These talented musicians are excited to be back in the recital hall and sharing their collaborations with a live audience. Mineva describes the circumstances that inspired the Martinu Sonata by explaining that "(it) was one of the first works completed by Martinu after his emigration to the US with his wife and children, (in 1941, fleeing the German invasion of France). He was very much under stress and his homesickness was painful. In this music, the Czech character of the melodies grows stronger throughout all of the movements, until the finale synthesizes home and the new world with a fusion of jazz and Bohemian folk melody."

ABSQ Violinist Karen Davy shares that she is having a great time working on music from outside the standard repertoire, as well as her enthusiasm for the way many current composers and arrangers are embracing the string quartet as a vehicle for new sounds and energy with a broad appeal. "No Mystery is a piece composed by the jazz artist Chick Corea for a studio album for his jazz-rock fusion band Return to Forever," Davy explains. "It was arranged for string quartet by David Balakrishnan of the Turtle Island String Quartet, a group known for their hybrid performances of jazz, classical and rock music. Jessie Montgomery is considered to be one of the best young American composers who are catching the feel of a 21st century American sound that blends classical, rock, jazz, spiritual and even social justice issues. Strum is the title track of her debut album," adds Davy.

Before purchasing tickets for the live event, please familiarize yourself with current campus COVID-19 guidelines which are detailed on the ticketing link. Also note that because proof of vaccination is required for admission, children under 12 will not be admitted at this time. Advance purchase of tickets is strongly recommended as only 70 seats will be sold, allowing for social distancing.

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Fulkerson Recital Hall, Humboldt State University, Arcata CA 95521
Price: $15 General, $5 Child 12 - 18 years, $5 for HSU students with ID, $7 Livestream

Tickets and Livestream Purchase:

Contact: HSU Department of Dance, Music, and Theatre, 707-826-3566,

Photo #1 caption: Pianist Daniela Mineva

Photo attribution: Courtesy HSU Music Department

Humboldt State University
$15 General, $5 Child aged 12-18, $5 HSU students with ID, $7 Livestream.
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM on Sat, 23 Oct 2021

Humboldt State University

1 Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521