On Tuesday, August 11, EARTH will host a concert as part of the CREDOMATIC Music Festival, celebrating 25 years of music throughout Costa Rica. This year, the concert will feature Canadian violinist Frédéric Bednarz and Japanese-American pianist Natsuki Hiratsuka, who will perform at 7:00pm in the Emory L. Cocke Auditorium on campus.
Their repertoire will include classic French Romanticism songs mixed with contemporary music. “We have some pieces that maybe the audience have listened in the radio, but also some new things that allow me to present music from our time, which is my full time job,” says Bednarz.
In the past, the duo have recorded sonatas by Karol Szymanowski and Dmitri Shostakóvich, which were received with critical acclaim.
If you are interested in attending this event, please consider these recommendations:
It is prohibited to enter the auditorium while music is playing. If for some reason you can’t arrive on time, please wait outside until you hear clapping, then enter the building and find seats near to the entrance to prevent distracting from the performance. For the same reasons, you can only leave the auditorium during the interlude or applauses.
The dress code is semi-formal to formal. Please dress accordingly as access will be denied to those wearing shorts, flip flops, etc.
The concert is not suitable for children.
The auditorium will open its doors at 6:15 pm and will close at 7 pm. Once it is filled to capacity, it will be closed completely. We recommend that you arrive early to reserve your seat.
The concert is free for all participants.
In the last 25 years, the CREDOMATIC Music Festival has put on 900 concerts in 90 locations, featuring 223 groups and over 1500 artists in total. EARTH University has hosted concerts every year since 2008, with the exception of 2012.
About the artists:
Frédéric Bednarz has played at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Boston and in the Chamber Music Society of Kansas City, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, France, Poland, Italy, China, Japan and Mexico. As a soloist, he has played with the Montreal Chamber Orchestra, the Montreal Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra and the America Ensemble of New York.
Hiratsuka has played as a soloist and as a chamber musician in Boston, San Francisco, England, Japan and Canada. Recently, she performed at the Musashino Hall in Tokyo, the French Cultural Center of Boston, the Canadian School of Music in Montreal, Alberta University and the Kitchner-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. She studied at the University of Boston, the Manhattan School of Music and the San Francisco Music Conservatory.
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