Contact:  Hurley School of Music, 318-869-5235, or
Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120

Friends of Music Concert Set for 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Centenary College's Anderson Auditorium

New Friends of Music

New Friends Chamber Players include Ruth Drummond, cello; Sally Horak, flute; Laura Crawford, violin; Gay Grosz, piano; Theresa Zale Bridges, oboe; Jean Phelan, viola; and Tom Hundemer, french horn.

SHREVEPORT, LA -- The Friends of Music Concert Series at Centenary College will present the New Friends Chamber Players as the second concert of this season at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3.  The concert will be in the newly remodeled Anderson Auditorium of the Hurley Music Building at Centenary.

The New Friends Chamber Players, led by cellist Ruth Drummond and hornist Thomas Hundemer, have played annually on the Friends of Music Concert Series since 1991.  New Friends is made up of regional professional musicians, who play in various combinations of winds, strings and piano.

New Friends takes its name from the group's habit of presenting lesser-known works, either of very well-known composers, or of composers whose works deserve a wider hearing.  

The upcoming concert contains a Divertimento for horn, violin and cello by Joseph Haydn.  That work will showcase the playing of hornist Tom Hundemer.  Two works by female British composers, Llef  (A Cry from the Heart) for flute and cello by Hilary Tann and Trio for flute, oboe and piano by Madeleine Dring will also be on the program.  The finale will be the monumental Brahms Piano Quartet in G Minor for piano, violin, viola and cello.

In addition to Drummond and Hundemer, performers on the program are Laura Crawford, violin; Jean Phelan, viola; Gay Grosz, piano; Sally Horak, flute; and Theresa Zale Bridges, oboe.  All are members of the Shreveport Symphony and are widely known soloists and teachers in this region.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students.  Patrons may order tickets by calling the Hurley School of Music at 318-869-5235 or by purchasing them at the door to the concert.  Admission is free to Centenary College faculty, staff and students with ID.

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