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Music Majors to Combine Talents at Chamber Music Concerts

Student instrumentalists at Pepperdine University will perform two free chamber music concerts at Raitt Recital Hall at the Malibu campus on Tuesday, December 5, and Thursday, December 7, at 7:30 PM.

These performances will mark the first semester that the Seaver College music department has combined student pianists, string players, and woodwind players in a single class.

“Over the past 10 years, Pepperdine has established a successful chamber music program part of our Heidelberg Summer Music Program,” says program director Louise Lofquist, who also teaches voice, diction, and vocal accompanying at Pepperdine. “I was eager to see if we could recreate the energy and enthusiasm for chamber music generated in Heidelberg during the regular academic year in Malibu. Combining all our musical personnel has helped to accomplish this, and I am very blessed to have Pepperdine faculty members Tamara Chernyak (violinist) and Leslie Lashinsky (bassoonist) join me in leading this fall's chamber music program.”

A total of 20 music students—ranging from freshman to seniors—will perform 14 musical pieces together. The programs will include two string quartets by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky; two piano trios by Beethoven and Dvorak; two piano quartets by Mozart and Brahms; two Baroque quartets featuring the harpsichord; and one piece for two pianos by Darius Milhaud, among several other pieces.

For additional information about these free concerts, visit the Pepperdine University website.