The Music Department at Mary Baldwin University is pleased to announce the final performance of the 2015-16 Sunday Recital Series. This recital, featuring the Madison Duo, will take place at 3 p.m. on April 10 in Mary Baldwin’s Francis Auditorium.
The first half of the program is comprised of solo cello works that span a broad range of style periods. Adam Carter, cellist of the Madison Duo, will begin the recital by performing Suite for Unaccompanied Cello No. 2 in D Minor by J.S. Bach. To contrast this, Carter will then perform Britten’s Cello Suite No. 1, which was composed in 1965, and finally Julie-O, a modern work by cellist Mark Summer. After the intermission, violinist Jeannette Jang will join Carter to perform Zoltan Kodaly’s Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7. The violin and cello duo is a chamber music combination frequently neglected by composers. This work, composed in 1914 at the start of World War I, has become an important composition for this instrumental combination.
Carter and Jang are both active recitalists, chamber, and orchestral musicians, and college and university teachers within Virginia and the eastern United States. Carter is on the faculty at the University of Virginia where he teaches cello and performs as the principal cellist in the Charlottesville Symphony. A top prizewinner at the 1998 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, he enjoys a diverse career performing in various string chamber ensembles, including the Rivanna String Quartet, Artemis Duo/Trio, the Virginia Sinfonietta, and the Tarab Cello Ensemble. Jang is currently a member of the Richmond Symphony and the Williamsburg Symphonia, but has performed as a soloist and orchestral player with a number of orchestras in Virginia, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Florida. She has participated in the Tanglewood, Round Top, and Spoleto Festivals, among others. Jang is on the faculty at Randolph College and Longwood University.
Tickets for April 10 may be purchased at the door and are $5 for the general public and $4 for seniors and students. Mary Baldwin students, faculty, and staff are free. For more information call 540-887-7294 or visit Music at Mary Baldwin.