OCT. 9, 2002
CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456, mstepanovich@csub.edu

California State University, Bakersfield's Musica da Camera concert series continues with "An Evening of Chamber Music," spotlighting works by Johannes Brahms and Franz Schubert on Friday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. in the Olive Drive Church, 5500 Olive Drive.

The program will feature two works: Horn Trio in E flat major by Johannes Brahms for piano, violin and horn; and Piano Quintet in A major, "The Trout," by Franz Schubert for piano, violin, viola, cello and string bass.

"The Brahms trio is easily the best piece of chamber music ever written for the horn and emphasizes the melodic and lyrical qualities of the instrument," said CSUB music professor Gordon Mehling, Musica da Camera's music director and conductor. Performers are CSUB music professor Charles Badami, who is also a CSUB graduate, piano; Mehling, violin; and CSUB graduate Martin Goni, horn. Goni was named one of the nation's best collegiate musicians during his senior year and was chosen to participate in the national wind ensemble, an elite group of musicians from colleges and universities throughout the United States.

"'The Trout' quintet derives its pseudonym from a set of variations based upon the song 'Die Fiorelle,' also by Schubert," Mehling said. "The music abounds in wonderful romanticism and is one of the most popular works in the entire chamber music repertoire."

Advance tickets for the Oct. 25 concert are available at Russo's Books in The Marketplace shopping center, and will be available at the door the evening of the concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 general admission, $7 for students and seniors, $3 for children under 10.

For more information please call the Performing Arts Department at CSUB, 664-3093.