October 29, 2012

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

VSU Hosts Concert Featuring Williams’ Violin Studio on Oct. 31

VALDOSTA — Natalie Chang, Nathaniel Jones, Elma Sanabria, Alex Lipsky, Mariana Krewer, Israel Carrillo, and Jenny Zimler will perform for the public at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Admission is free of charge.

Pursuing degrees in either music performance or music education at Valdosta State University, the seven violinists are all students of Dr. M. Brent Williams, a member of the Department of Music faculty, noted violinist, principal second violin with the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, concertmaster of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, and assistant concertmaster of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra.

The program features seven selections, one for each violinist.

Nathaniel Jones will kick off the evening with “Pavane for an Infant Dead Princess” by Maurice Ravel. Pianist Sara Seligosky, a student of Dr. Lyle Indergaard, who also teaches in the Department of Music and is a noted specialist in collaborative piano, will join him.

Assisted by Valerie Holton, staff accompanist, Elma Sanabria will perform “Graceful Ghost Rag” by William Bolcom and Jenny Zimler will perform “Dance of the Blessed Spirits” from “Orfeo ed Euridice” by Christoph Gluck.

Seligosky will return to the stage to accompany Israel Carrillo on “Danse Macabre for Violin and Piano” by Camille Saint-Saëns. As a soloist, Alex Lipsky will perform Niccolo Paganini’s “13th Caprice for Solo Violin, Op. 1, Devil’s Chuckle.” Mariana Krewer will perform “Scherzo-Tarantella, Op 16” by Henri Wieniawski, with piano assistance from Holton.

Natalie Chang will close the concert with Antonio Bazzini’s “La Ronde Des Lutins (The Round of the Goblins).” Sarah Carter-Sweatte, who is also one of Indergaard’s students, will assist her.  

The event will be held in Whitehead Auditorium, on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building, which is located at the intersection of Brookwood Drive and Oak Street.

The Department of Music presents over 200 musical performances for the public each year and is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

On the Web: www.valdosta.edu/music