Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fayetteville State U.: Dr. Diane Phoenix-Neal in 'Music for Viola' by Afro-Cuban Composer Tania León March 1, 5:30 PM

[ABOVE: Tania León BELOW: Dr. Diane Phoenix-Neal]

The Afro-Cuban composer and conductor Tania León is profiled at and at Her music is among that which will be performed at Fayetteville State University on March 1:

Fayetteville State University
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
By Public Relations
Performing and Fine Arts faculty members Dr. Diane Phoenix-Neal and Dr. Howard Kim will present a faculty artist recital entitled 'She Inspired: Modern Music for Viola Composed and Inspired by Women,' on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at 5:30 pm in the Recital Hall of the Rosenthal Building at Fayetteville State University.

“The concert will feature modern music composed by or dedicated to women for viola alone and viola with piano. Common themes bind these musical works together and form a unique myriad of sound colors. These themes of inspiration includes: warmth, tenderness, loss, re-birth, self-discovery and love. The concert will feature music by Cuban born composer Tania Leon and culminate with a performance of Viola Sonata by dynamic American composer Libby Larsen, written in 2001.

Diane Phoenix-Neal is an Assistant Professor at Fayetteville State University, principal violist of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Orchestra, and a founding member of the chamber group Musica Harmonia. Howard Kim, Assistant Professor, pianist and music director of the FSU Opera Series, is a native of Los Angeles and holds degrees from UCLA and the Eastman School of Music. The concert is free and open to the public.

1 comment:

firebird413 said...

Thank-you for posting information about this event. I will perform the second movement from Four Pieces for Violoncello by Tania Leon, "to my father, " a piece I find exquisite and moving.