Faculty Honors Musician at Annual Halversen String Festival

Published: April 12, 2021 | Author: Emily Marie Cacho | Category: Arts

SUU String Instrument StudentsSUU’s spring has been filled with wonderful musical experiences. To round out this concert season, the SUU Music Department is presenting the Annual Halversen String Festival. The concert will be presented on April 15, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. live streamed at www.suu.edu/pva/music/webcasts.html.

The Annual Halversen String Festival will feature the newly founded Hal Campbell String Quartet, guest artist Southern Utah String Quartet, SUU String Ensemble, and the Faculty Piano Quartet. The piano quartet consists of Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel on piano, Dr. Xun Sun on violin, Professor Lindsay Szczesny on viola, and Professor Jessika Soli on cello.

Dr. Lawrence Johnson, Professor of Music, shares, “Having a string festival dedicated to honoring the traditions of Roy Halversen, who was a luminary in the strings community, is both a treat and privilege. Dr. Sun, Dr. Bohnenstengel, Professor Szczesny, and Professor Soli are the perfect team of performers to keep his legend alive.” 

Roy Halversen was a pillar in the Cedar City music community. During his 40 years in Cedar City he taught music to hundreds of children. Halversen also started Cedar City Music Arts. He strived for innovation and artistic excellence. The Annual Halversen String Festival was established to honor his legacy.

Music from some of the greatest classical composers including, Mozart, Beethoven, and Shostakovich will be performed at the Annual Halversen String Festival. To enjoy the Halversen String Festival, please visit www.suu.edu/pva/music/webcasts.html on April 15, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, please visit www.suu.edu/pva.

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University comprises 26 academic programs including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM, BMEd) degrees in art, design, dance, music, and theatre. It includes graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). More than 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring nearly 800 majors in the College. CPVA presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) making SUU the first public university in the state of Utah to be accredited by all four associations. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit www.suu.edu/pva.

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