Guest artists in the West Virginia University School of Music, including violinist Francesca Anderegg, pianist Brent Funderburk, and composer and music alumnus Reinaldo Moya, will present a recital at the Creative Arts Center, Friday, Nov. 8.

Titled “Canciones Populares” (Popular Songs), the event begins at 8:15 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A) and is free and open to the public.

The program will feature: “Sonata for Violin and Piano K. 305 in A Major” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), “Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major” by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), and following intermission, “Suite populaire espagnole” by Manuel de Falla (1876-1946), “Imagined Archipelagos” by Reinaldo Moya (b. 1984), and “Barn Dance” by WVU Composer-in-Residence John Beall (b. 1942).

The three artists met while studying at The Juilliard School in New York.

Francesca Anderegg graduated from Harvard University in 2005 and holds a doctorate from The Juilliard School, where she also received a master’s in violin performance. Anderegg regularly performs throughout the United States and in Europe as a soloist and chamber musician. Her debut CD, containing the music of Elliott Carter, George Perle, and Arnold Schoenberg, was released by Albany Records in July 2012. She is currently assistant professor of violin at St. Olaf College, and teaches at Interlochen Center for the Arts. More about Anderegg:

Brent Funderburk has partnered world-class singers and instrumentalists in concert and on recording and maintains an active schedule as recitalist and r�p�titeur in New York City. His recent concert appearances include recitals at Weill Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, as well as performances with singers as part of Marilyn Horne’s “The Song Continues” program at Carnegie Hall.

Reinaldo Moya is the recipient of the Van Lier Fellowship from Meet the Composer and the Aaron Copland Award from the Copland House. Excerpts from his new chamber opera, “Generalissimo” were premiered in June 2013 in New York and other selections will be performed at Carnegie Hall in November. Moya was awarded the Special Judges’ Award at the first Sim�n Bol�var Young Composers’ Competition in Venezuela for his orchestral work “Always Monday, Always March.” He received masters and doctorate degrees from The Juilliard School and a bachelor’s degree from the WVU where he studied with John Beall. He currently teaches at St. Olaf College and the Interlochen Arts Camp. More about Moya:

In addition to performing a recital, Anderegg and Funderburk will coach WVU chamber ensembles in the early afternoon on Nov. 8 and Moya will work with John Beall’s composition students in a master class later that day.

For more information about, contact the College of Creative Arts at 304-293-4359.



CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts

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