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THE THIRD SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES

Christ Episcopal Church
120 S. New Hampshire Street
Covington, Louisiana 70433

Media Contact: Margaret Mashburn
mmashbur@bellsouth.net

October 31, 2014

 

THIRD SUNDAY CONCERT NOVEMBER 16

 

The Third Sunday Concert Series at Christ Episcopal Church in Covington will feature violinist Amy Thiaville and pianist Brian Hsu on Sunday, November 16 at 5 p.m. performing Beethoven’s Sonata No.7 in C minor for violin and piano and Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano by local composer and professor William Horne.

Horne has taught music theory and composition at Loyola University New Orleans since 1976. Since 2005 he has lived in Covington, during which time, in addition to teaching, he served as organist at several Northshore churches, including Christ Episcopal Church where he now sings in the choir. His professional interests have centered mostly around research into the life and music of Johannes Brahms, as well as on his own development as a composer.

Horne’s Second Sonata for Violin and Piano was written for Amy Thiaville, formerly the concertmaster of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, who now teaches violin at Loyola and presents solo and chamber music concerts throughout the United States. Ms. Thiaville will be accompanied at the piano by Brian Hsu, a new member of Loyola’s music faculty, who concertizes widely both nationally and locally including an all-Chopin concert presented on last year's Third Sunday Series. The sonata is in four movements, each of which recalls classical forms. Stylistically, the music contains echoes of the music of 20th century Russian masters Dmitri Shostakovich and Sergei Prokofiev, as well as the composer’s own personal idiom.

A new CD of Horne’s music for flute, cello, and piano is currently being developed for release by Blue Griffin Records.

All concerts in the Third Sunday Concert Series begin at 5 p.m., are free and open to the public, and are followed by a reception where the audience may meet the performers. Christ Church is located at 120 S. New Hampshire Street, Covington, at the entrance to Bogue Falaya Park.

 

 

 


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