- The second installment of the Camerata Concerts: Faculty Artists
Chamber Music Series at The University of Southern Mississippi Oct.
30 promises to be the "scariest" program of the season.
To complement a program of haunting chamber music, organizers are
encouraging members of the audience to come dressed as their favorite
ghosts, ghouls, or other traditional Halloween personalities.
panel of School of Music faculty will ably judge Camerata's second
annual Halloween costume competition and will award a prize for
won't be the only creative aspect of the event as there will be
beautiful chamber music as well. The program will open with Claude
Debussy's Sonata for flute, viola, and harp, featuring guest harpist
Rachel Van Voorhees, along with faculty artists Sharon Lebsack on
flute and Michael Kimber on viola.
very colorful writing for such a trio could conjure up images of
all sorts at this time of year," Kimber, a performer and coordinator
for the annual chamber music series, said with a mysterious tone.
Next on the
program will be three songs by Rodger Vaughn for the unlikely combination
of soprano and tuba, sung and played, respectively, by Dr. Maryann
Kyle and Richard Perry. "I'm still trying to figure out how
to wear a tuba as my costume," Kyle said.
point of the program will be the Sonata for Viola Four Hands by
P. D. Q. Bach, a fictitious son of the more revered but less humorous
J. S. Bach," Kimber said. "Imagine two people trying to
figure out how to play one viola."
artists will join Kimber in this fiendishly challenging work, but
their identities will be kept secret until the performance.
who survive the P. D. Q. Bach sonata will be treated to a performance
of Mozart's haunting Quartet in D Minor, K. 417b, performed by violinists
Stephen Redfield and Jorge Gonzalez, violist Kimber, and cellist
The 7:30 p.m.
concert will be held at Marsh Auditorium on the Southern Miss campus.
Tickets are $8 general admission or $5 for Southern Miss faculty,
staff, and students, senior citizens and children under 12. Call
the Southern Miss Ticket Office at (601) 266-5418 or 800-844-8425
for tickets or order online at www.usm.edu/tickets.
All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit School of Music scholarship