A Concert of Slavic Music

Sept. 21, 2012                                             

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— The Illinois Wesleyan School of Music will present A Concert of Slavic Music on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. in the Westbrook Auditorium, located in Presser Hall (1210 N. Park St., Bloomington). The concert will feature compositions by famous Slavic musicians, including Tchaikovsky, Dvořák and Shostakovich. The event is free to the public.

The featured performers of the afternoon will include Associate Professor of Music Vadim Mazo, who arranged the concert, Visiting Assistant Professor Eva Ferguson — a pianist, and an ensemble composed of Mazo's students titled "Cantabile." Mazo is an acclaimed violinist who received his master of music degree from Byelorussian State Conservatory in Minsk and has been teaching at Illinois Wesleyan since 1987. He is often invited to teach and play at schools and in orchestras around the world.

According to Mazo, his goal in creating the concert is to compile Slavic music to "contribute to the sense of unity between all of the Slavic countries."

For additional information, contact the School of Music Office at (309) 556-3061.

Contact: Shea Felde, '14, (309) 556-3181  univcomm@iwu.edu