Idaho State University music department faculty to perform chamber recital featuring pieces not previously performed in Southeast Idaho

POCATELLO — Idaho State University Music Department faculty will perform a chamber music recital on Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Goranson Hall in the Fine Arts Building. The two pieces being performed are “Pierrot Lunaire” by Arnold Schoenberg and “Divertimento for Nine Instruments” by Walter Piston, both of which have not been performed in Southeast Idaho before.

“We are excited to bring these pieces to southeastern Idaho and give the community something new to enjoy,” said Diana Livingston Friedley, professor of music and director of undergraduate studies in music.

A pre-concert discussion with will take place at 6:30 p.m. with Friedley and Grant Harville, assistant professor of music and artistic director and conductor of Idaho State-Civic Symphony. Friedley and Harville will be discussing the composition makeup of the pieces.

The chamber group for the “Pierrot Lunaire” will include Harville, conductor, Kori Bond, piano, Sandra Helman, clarinet, Keum Hwa Cha, violin, Eleanor Cox, cello, Julie Sorensen, flute and Friedley, vocals. The Piston piece will include adjunct faculty and students who are performance majors.

“Having a concert like this is important because it gives students the chance to see us as faculty practice what we preach,” Friedley said. “It also gives an opportunity to the community to see the talent they have right here in southeastern Idaho.”

The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted.