UNA to Host Strings Recital April 20

Apr. 14, 2011


FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama Department of Music and Theatre will host a strings recital, “Afternoon With Strings,” April 20 at 4:30 p.m. in the UNA Music Building Recital Hall. Admission is free.

In addition to UNA strings students, the recital will include the Peery Center String Orchestra, a preparatory strings program for Shoals area students.

Solos will include Wen Zhao (violin) performing J.S. Bach’s Sonata No. 3 in E-major, Allegro, and Miika Weimann (cello) performing Brahms’ Sonata No. 1 in E-minor, Allegro Moderato. The Peery Center Strings Orchestra will open with the “Mexican Clap Dance” (“Chiapanecas”), followed by “Capriccio Espagnol” by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov. The orchestra will be joined by the UNA strings in second and third movements to finish the piece with a fiery fandango.

To conclude the program, the strings will be joined by some percussionists to perform an old familiar rock tune, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Freddie Mercury.

For more information on “Afternoon With Strings,” contact the Department of Music and Theatre at 256-765-4516.