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Classical music series features faculty artists of Southwestern University


As the oldest university in Texas - founded in 1840 - Georgetown's Southwestern University has a long history of excellence which carries over into its nationally-renowned school of music, located in the Sarofim School of Fine Arts.

A group of the faculty from the university will be featured performers in the final performance of the 2012 season of the Mary C. Rohe Classical Music Series presented by Playhouse 2000 at the Cailloux Theater in Downtown Kerrville. The concert will take place at 3 pm, Sunday, Sept. 9.

Headlining the performance is pianist Kiyoshi Tamagawa, who toured for many year with violinist Eugene Fodor. A a concert soloist in his own right, Dr. Tamagawa has appeared in concert halls in New York, London, Chicago and Tokyo. He has also appeared with outstanding musicians from every corner of the globe.

Appearing on stage along with Tamagawa will be several members of the Sarofim School's music faculty performing a complete evening of chamber music.

The program will include a rarely-performed version of Mozart's Piano Concerto in D minor, arranged for piano, flute, violin and cello by Mozart's pupil and protégé, Johann Nepomuk Humel; the monumental Quintet in F minor for piano and string quartet by Johannes Brahms; and the regional premiere of a brand new work for piano, violin and cello by Southwestern Composer in Residence Jason Hoogerhyde.

This concert is the last of three concerts in the second season of the Rohe Classical Music Series, named in honor of its founding benefactor, one of the Hill Country's most ardent supporters of the arts, Mary C. Rohe. The series is presented by Playhouse 2000, Inc.

The Southwestern Faculty Artists with Kiyoshi Tamagawa will perform in a single performance at the Kathleen C. Cailloux City Center for the Performing Arts at 3 pm, Sunday, Sept. 9. Tickets range from $10 to $25, and are available at the Cailloux Theater Box Office, by phone at 830-896-9393, online at www.CaillouxTheater.com, or at the Kerrville Visitor's Center on Sidney Baker Road.

The Kathleen C. Cailloux City Center for the Performing Arts is located at 910 Main Street in downtown Kerrville.