February 07, 2008

Chamber Music Society to perform on Sunday

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. — The composers are French but the language is music at the February Chamber Music Society performance, "Soirée Française."

The chamber music group, composed of Southern Illinois University Carbondale School of Music faculty supported by a strong core of community music lovers, presents a "Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano" by Canat de Chizy and a "Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello" by Ravel beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10. The performance is at the group's usual stomping ground, the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship at 105 N. Parrish Lane.

This performance features Junghwa Lee on piano supported by Eric Mandat on clarinet, Michael Barta on violin and Eric Lenz on cello.

The group formed to help raise both awareness and scholarship money for the SIUC School of Music. The Chamber Music Society welcomes community membership in its Allegro Group of supporters. Tickets for this single performance are available at the door for $15 for the general public. Students get in for $3. Call 618/453-2870 for more information about joining the Allegro Group.