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Angelo State University will host a recital by cellist Dr. Kristin Isaacson of Hardin-Simmons University, accompanied by pianist Dr. Pauline Kung Bjorem of Abilene Christian University, at 7:30 p.m., this Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive.
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The recital, which is free and open to the public, will be in the EFA Building’s Eldon Black Recital Hall. The program will include “Touch the Sky” by Gwyneth Walker, “Capriccio” by Lukas Foss, Intermezzo from “Goyescas” by Enrique Granados and arranged by Gaspar Cassadó, “Dance of the Green Devil” by Gaspar Cassadó, and Sonata for Cello and Piano by Frank Bridge.

Isaacson, assistant professor of cello and string bass at HSU in Abilene, holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in cello performance from Louisiana State University. Her interests in jazz and improvisation led her to pursue a thesis topic on translating the improvisational style of Charlie Parker to the cello. She has held faculty positions at Abilene Christian University, Eastern Kentucky University, the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, the Craftsbury Chamber Players Youth Program and the Music Academy at Louisiana State University, and she served as instrumental music director at the Upper Valley Waldorf School in Quechee, Vt.

Bjorem is director of piano studies, associate professor of piano and co-director of the PianoFest Summer Academy at Abilene Christian University. She has a Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Oregon.

For more information, contact Dr. Maurice Kelley, director of the ASU Symphony and a visiting professor of music, at 325-486-6014 or mkelley3@angelo.edu.