Hendrix to Host SOLI Chamber Music Ensemble

SOLICONWAY, Ark. (February 11, 2014) – The Hendrix College Department of Music will host a recital by the San Antonio, Texas-based chamber music ensemble SOLI on Monday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Reves Recital Hall.

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary this season, SOLI has upheld its reputation for giving new voice to 20th and 21st century classical contemporary music and for its strong commitment to commissioning new works. Known for breathing life into the music of living composers, SOLI has twice been voted “Best Chamber Ensemble” by The San Antonio Current and continues to mesmerize audiences with its cutting edge performances around the country. SOLI has received numerous awards including 2013 CMA/ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award and grants from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others.

The group consists of four musicians (Carolyn True, piano; Ertan Torgul, violin and managing director; David Mollenauer, cello; and Stephanie Key, clarinet), who will perform works by John Williams, Robert Xavier Rodriguez, and Johannes Brahms as part of the Harold Thompson Recital Series. For more information on the group, visit www.solichamberensemble.com

The recital is free and open to the public. In addition to the recital, SOLI members will visit Hendrix music classes on February 25 and 26 as part of a brief residency. For more information, contact Hendrix music professor Dr. John Krebs at 501-450-1245 or krebs@hendrix.edu.

The program will include: 

Air and Simple Gifts for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano by John Williams 

Música por un Tiempo for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano by Robert Xavier Rodríguez 

Clarinet Trio, Op. 114 for clarinet, cello, and piano by Johannes Brahms  

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.  Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu