International violinist to perform at Cedarhurst | Arts & Culture
MOUNT VERNON, IL (KFVS) - International violinist Michael Barta will perform Sunday, May 6 at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts as the final concert of the Cedarhurst Chamber Music 2011-2012 concert series.
Accompanied by pianist Paul Transue, Barta will perform works by Schubert, Kodaly and Shostakovich. The concert, sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. David Bayer and The Southern Illinoisan and cosponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Fox will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Museum Performance Hall.
Born in Hungary, Barta attended the F.Liszt Academy in Budapest and later studied with Arthur Grumiaux. Throughout his career he has won many prestigious awards, toured the world as first violinist of the Kodaly String Quartet as well as other performance ensembles; playing in many of the well known international venues.
Barta was appointed Associate Professor of Music at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1985 and promoted to Professor in 1996.
Individual ticket prices are $20 for adults; Cedarhurst members $18, students and music teachers $5 each and can be purchased in advance at Cedarhurst or at the door.
For information about programs, events and membership at Cedarhurst call 618-242-1236 or visit www.cedarhurst.org.
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, located at 2600 Richview Road, Mt. Vernon, is open Tuesday through Saturday. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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