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MEDIA CONTACT: Polly Burks
561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

FAU Presents a Weekend of Classical Music Concerts

            BOCA RATON, FL (January 11, 2008) – The department of music in the School of the Arts in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will present a weekend of piano and chamber music for the classical music lover.   FAU’s Chamber Soloists will present “The Enchanting World of Russian Romance” in two concerts.   The first concert, on Saturday, January 19 at 3 p.m., will take place in the Recital Hall on FAU’s Davie campus, 2712 College Avenue and the second concert will take place on Sunday, January 20 at 3 p.m. in the University Theatre on the Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.   FAU’s internationally acclaimed Duo Turgeon will present a four-hand, one piano concert on Saturday, January 19 at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre.   Tickets for each concert are $15, and FAU students, faculty, staff and alumni may obtain free admission with ID. Tickets for the Chamber Soloists concerts may be purchased at the door.    Tickets for the Duo Turgeon concert may be purchased by calling 800-564-9539, by visiting www.fauevents.com, or at the door.

The Chamber Soloists will present music by Glinka, Dargomyzhsky, Tchaikovsky, Kalinnikov, Rimsky-Korsakorr, Rachmaninoff and Juon.   The music includes pieces from “War and Peace,” “Crime and Punishment” and “Doctor Zhivago.”   The performers include pianist Leonid Treer, the artistic director of the Chamber Soloists, and soprano Natalya Kraevsky, a guest artist at FAU.   Kraevsky was born in St. Petersburg and has performed in concert halls around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, among others.  

With the January 19 concert of works of four hands at one piano, Duo Turgeon return to their origins as intense collaborators in front of a single keyboard.   This concert will be a rare opportunity to hear and see the Duo, Ed Turgeon and Anna Louise-Turgeon, playing the repertoire that launched their careers.   Although the Turgeons are respected as a team excelling in both forms of four-hand performance, they maintain their fondness for one piano, four-hand performance, as the genre represents the ensemble's early experiences as a team.

For further information on these events, call 561-297-3820 or visit www.fau.edu/music.

-FAU-

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