Fall Concert to Benefit Chamber Music Festival

October 26, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – This year’s Chamber Music Festival Fall Benefit Concert will take place Saturday, Oct. 30 at 3:00 p.m. at First Christian Church (401 W. Jefferson St., Bloomington). Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens.

The proceeds will benefit the Illinois Chamber Music Festival and Camp scholarship fund.  Illinois Wesleyan has hosted this intensive three-week chamber music program for the past eight years.  The camp gives young musicians access to music professors from across the nation and abroad.

The Fall Benefit Concert will feature a quartet formed by Illinois Wesleyan faculty and guest professors.  The performers are Mark Clinton, piano professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Mihai Craioveanu, violin professor at Hope College; Lisa Nelson, adjunct violin and viola instructor at Illinois Wesleyan and Nina Gordon, associate professor of cello and chamber music at IWU.

The quartet will play pieces by German composer Robert Schumann, in honor of the 200th anniversary of his birth.  The concert will include Schumann’s Arabesque, Intermezzo from the FAE Sonata for Violin and Piano, Piano Trio No. 1 and Piano Quartet in E-flat Major.

For additional information about the concert, call (309) 556-3547.  To learn more about the Illinois Chamber Music Festival and Camp, visit http://www.iwu.edu/ music/ k12/camp.html.

Contact: Hannah Griffin ’12, (309) 556-3181