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Julie Bevan to present BYU faculty cello recital honoring women composers

Brigham Young University School of Music faculty artist Julie Bevan will present “Decades: Cello Music by Women Composers” Friday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

Admission will be free.

Bevan will be accompanied during the concert by Jeffrey Shumway, a BYU professor of piano.

The repertoire will feature of cello compositions by 20th century female composers, including “Fantasy on a Javanese Motif” by Miriam Gideon, “Cellano Rhapsody” by Mary Jane von Appledorn, Vivian Fine’s “Lyric Piece,” Aria (1985) by Katherine Hoover and the Sonata (1988) by Sheila Silver.

Bevan received a master’s degree in music from the University of Southern California. She played with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and was the principal cellist of the Chicago String Ensemble for 15 seasons, and she was a member of the Storioni Ensemble and the Ars Viva Orchestra in Chicago.

As a chamber musician, Bevan performed with the Testore Piano Trio, the Chicago Ensemble and the Fontenelle String Quartet of the Omaha Symphony.

For more information, contact Julie Bevan at (801) 422-2187.

Writer: Elizabeth Kasper

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