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Una To Host Strings Recital April 20

Apr. 14, 2011



Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

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.

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The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/