Thursday, February 11, 2021 Baylor University String Faculty Presents Virtual Concert of Music of Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges & Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Feb. 20, 6 pm CST

 "Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges with Violin, 
watercolor for AfriClassical"
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Artist: Olesia Panaseiko

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)

Baylor University

Waco, Texas

Avery Owens, February 10, 2021

Virtual streaming options allow for live performances to continue despite pandemic barriers. On Feb. 20 at 6 p.m., members of the Baylor School of Music’s string faculty will perform a collection of songs in a concert titled, “Apéritif: Little-Known Gems from the String Quartet Repertoire.”

Performers include Philip Borter, Eka Gogichashvili, Patricia Shih and Kathryn Steely. The concert will be conducted virtually.

“Live music is much needed at this time,” Gogichashvili said. “Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 situation, live music has been gone completely. People are deprived of hearing wonderful music. I think it’s our duty as musicians to give the audience something, some joy, at their convenience. It is very professionally rewarding to us. This is our service to communities.”

The performers have been practicing the music on their own and will begin to rehearse together this week. When they gather together for the performance in Roxy Grove Hall, they will perform a collection of songs curated by Steely.

“We decided that it would be fun to do a program that featured a number of individual movements from composers that maybe people haven’t heard of or have not heard so much from,” Steely said. “Within that idea, I tried to pick a varied program showing some different styles and some different composers.”

The four will perform works by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Fanny Mendelssohn, Grażyna Bacewicz and George Gershwin. This selection of works represents diversity within the music world. 


The performance will be streamed on the school of music’s website. [] Even though there will not be an in-person audience, the string faculty is choosing to make the most of the experience.

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