FAU Chamber Soloists Present Concert Featuring Works from the Richard Beattie Davis Collection
BOCA RATON, Fla. (February 6, 2013) – The Department of Music within Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will present “From Vikings to Fabergé – Enjoy the Spirit of Russia!,” a concert featuring works from the Richard Beattie Davis collection housed in FAU’s Wimberly Library. The concert will take place on Sunday, February 17 at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The concert is free with a suggested donation of $10.
The concert will include music by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin and Borodin for piano, strings, and voice. Performers include: Leonid Treer, pianist and artistic director of the FAU Chamber Soloists; Daniel Grimwood, pianist; Dan Sato, pianist; Alexey Kukharskiy, tenor; Mei Mei Luo, violin; Adam Diderich, violin; Chauncey Patterson, viola; and Christopher Glansdorp, cello.
This will be the fifth and final Richard Beattie Davis collection concert at FAU. The University has housed the collection in the Wimberly Library’s Special Collections Department since 1983. It includes first editions of Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky and a score that was given unique markings by the owner, Gustav Mahler. The collection now will be transferred to the Bodlian Library at Oxford University in England.
“I am thrilled to support this final memorial to my late husband, Richard Beattie Davis,” said Gillian Davis. “His collection of rare music scores has been available for research since 1983, when FAU President Helen Popovitch welcomed the chance to bring this special resource to South Florida. It is a wonderful tribute to Richard that he has left behind the legacy of music to so many who studied the art of music research with him.”
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