International music day celebrated Jan. 22 with recital in Palmer Hall

Six musicians from the Fort Hays State University faculty and the community of Hays will be featured in the FHSU Department of Music and Theatre's International Day of Collaborative Music concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, in the Palmer Recital Hall in Malloy Hall on the FHSU campus.
The recital will present works by Ludwig von Beethoven ("Piano Trio No. 5 in D Major); Robert Schumann ("Papillons"); John Corigliano ("The Red Violin Caprices");         Alberto Ginastera
("Pampeana No. 2 Rhapsody for Cello and Piano"); and Astor Piazzolla ("Primavera Porteña").

Performers are Dr. Doug Drabkin, associate professor of philosophy, violin; Cathy Drabkin, cello; Byrnell Figler, retired professor of music at FHSU, piano; Matt Means, assistant professor of music and theatre, violin; Ben Morris-Cline, assistant professor of music and theatre and chair of the Department of Music and Theatre, cello; and Dr. Irena Ravitskaya, assistant professor of music and theatre, piano.

As a part of a yearlong celebration, the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) has designated Jan. 22 as the International Day of Collaborative Music, one special day devoted to collaborative music making throughout the world.

For this project, the MTNA defines collaborative music "as any activity involving two or more musicians, particularly one-on-a-part, non-conducted ensembles." It includes professionals, amateurs, families, retirees, students of all ages or any combination of interested musicians.

FHSU's recital will be one of many simultaneous performances around the world.

Ticket prices are $6 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and students 12 and over, and free for FHSU students with ID and students age 11 and under.

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