Thursday, February 26, 2015

[311] Guest violin-piano duo plans free Feb. 27 performance at MTSU

MURFREESBORO — Violinist Fredi Gerling and pianist Cristina Capparelli will bring their 45-year musical partnership to MTSU Friday, Feb. 27, for a free public recital in Hinton Music Hall inside MTSU’s Wright Music Building.

The duo’s 8 p.m. performance will include Antonin Dvořák’s “Four Romantic Pieces,” Robert Schumann’s “Sonata in D Minor,” M. Camargo Guarnieri’s “Encantamento,” Olivier Messiaen’s “Theme and Variations for Violin and Piano,” and Claude Debussy’s “Sonata in G Minor for Violin and Piano.”

Gerling, a professor of music at Brazil’s Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, is an award-winning violinist, conductor and educator with an extensive background in chamber music and many years of performing with chamber music groups in the United States and Brazil. Gerling also led the “Orquestra de Câmara Theatro São Pedro” string orchestra for seven very successful concert seasons.

Capparelli has appeared as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, guest teacher and lecturer in the United States, Canada, England, France and Portugal. Her ongoing research project on Latin American piano music earned her a third Fulbright award in 2014. She also collaborated with MTSU violin professor Andrea Dawson on a recent tour of Brazil.

For more information on this and other concerts in the MTSU School of Music, call 615-898-2493 or visit and click on the "Concert Calendar" link.

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