SALISBURY, MD—The Allegheny Ensemble performs an evening of French music during its concert “Salut d’Amour” 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, in the Great Hall of Salisbury University’s Holloway Hall.
Cellist Jeffrey Schoyen, violinist Sachiho Murasugi and pianist Nathan Buckner perform selections including Edouard Lalo’s Piano Trio No. 2 and Loeillet de Gant’s Cello Sonata in g minor. Also featured is a student showcase, with chamber music performed by SU students.
Conductor and music director of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra (SSO) and the Salisbury Youth Orchestra, Schoyen teaches cello and bass at SU. He has given concerts throughout the United States, Germany, Mexico, Spain and Ecuador, and received a Frank Huntington Beebe Grant to study in London with William Pleeth. He is also a Tanglewood Gustav Golden Award recipient. Schoyen honed his cello skills at the New England Conservatory of Music and Carnegie Mellon University, before earning his D.M.A. at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Murasugi has performed extensively as a professional orchestral and chamber musician. She has been concertmaster of the Filarmonica del Bajio in Mexico, and a member of the West Virginia Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic and Springfield Symphony. She received the National Endowment for the Arts Rural Residency Grant in chamber music and has performed in such venues as the Kennedy Center, Museo del Prado, and the Music Center at Strathmore. She is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music and holds a D.M.A. from Ohio State University. Currently she is currently concertmaster for the SSO.
A professor of piano at the University of Nebraska – Kearney, Buckner has played in recital at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center and Merkin Concert Hall, also in Manhattan, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. He has appeared throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia, including recital performances in Taiwan, Mexico, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Belarus and Slovenia.
Sponsored by the Music, Theatre and Dance Department, admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-548-5588 or visit the SU website at www.salisbury.edu.