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Chamber music recital set for Thursday at PC
“Musica Viva,” the Central Valley’s premier chamber music ensemble, presents an evening of piano trios at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Porterville College, 100 E. College Ave.
The 10th anniversary season of Musica Viva will include music by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Rachmaninoff.
There is no admission charge for the performance, however a free-will offering will be accepted.
Parking is free for all who attend.
“This ensemble’s membership changes from performance to performance based on the needs of the music,” said Dieter Wulfhorst, a music professor at Fresno Pacific University and a founding member of Musica Viva. “Chamber music was played in the homes and castles of the European nobility during the 18th and 19th centuries, and composers found certain combinations of instruments to be ideal for this medium. The Piano Trio consists of piano, violin and cello, so that’s what we’ll bring to Porterville: A pianist, a violinist and a cellist.”
Wulfhorst and his violinist wife, Susan Doering — who currently serves as concertmaster for the Tulare County Symphony — recently performed in Porterville as the Emerald Duo.
They perform regularly with orchestras throughout California.
Wulfhorst and Doering will collaborate with pianist Faith Debow, who is on the faculty at Texas State University, San Marcos, for the concert.
For more information, call the music department at Porterville College at 791-2255